Dispute Over a Very Italian Piglet

Dispute Over a Very Italian Piglet by Amara Lakhous 1609451880 9781609451882
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An Italian journalist gets wrapped up in the criminality and cultural controversies of modern Turin in this "very funny" satirical novel (The New York Times).

Its October 2006. The northern Italian town of Turin has been rocked by a series of murders involving Albanians and Romanians, and journalist Enzo Lagan is determined to get to the bottom of the crime wave--even if he must invent a few sources to do so. But first hes been conscripted to mediate the issue of a pig running loose in a mosque.Gino the pig belongs to Enzos Nigerian immigrant neighbor, Joseph. The Muslim community wants Gino killed, an animal rights group wants him saved, and Joseph is pleading his pigs innocence. As Enzo navigates various calamities large and small, he scrambles to keep track of his lies even as he uncovers some uncomfortable truths about contemporary, multicultural Italy.

"This very funny novel examines a towns heightened ignorance and hostility toward foreigners, and what it means to be a "true" Italian, even if the native in question is a small pig."--The New York Times

Author: Amara Lakhous

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 160

Publisher: Europa Editions

Publication Date: 2014-04-01

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