Books by Antony Shugaar

THE CROCODILE by Maurizio de Giovanni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"In this crisply translated novel, de Giovanni explores Lojacono's loneliness and vulnerability while simultaneously revealing his brilliance as a detective."
A wonderfully suspenseful novel in which de Giovanni restores life to the cliché of the world-weary detective.   Read full book review >
STORY OF MY PEOPLE by Edoardo Nesi
Released: May 7, 2013

"A tour de force that spares no one."
Novelist and translator Nesi's lament for the passing of the way of life that helped Italy recover from the legacy of fascism, now available in English. The book won the 2011 Strega Prize, the most prestigious literary award in Italy. Read full book review >
A PIMP'S NOTES by Giorgio Faletti
Released: July 17, 2012

"A savvy lowbrow-highbrow thriller."
A Milanese pimp with a heart of gold is drawn ever-deeper into the city's seedy underworld. Read full book review >
SWIMMING TO ELBA by Antony Shugaar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2012

"A beach read for strong-willed, independent souls."
Who can help two young women escape the gravitational pull of their hometown? Can they rely on each other, or will they have to separate and trust others? Read full book review >
THE HOMECOMING PARTY by Carmine Abate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Shugaar's lyrical translation adds further luster to another entry in what one hopes will be a continuing series of publications of Abate's impressive, immensely engaging fiction."
An adventurous and troubled boyhood is piquantly detailed in this 2004 novel from a respected Italian author (Between Two Seas, 2008). Read full book review >
THE JEWISH HUSBAND by Lia Levi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Dramatic material that has been better explored elsewhere, notably in Giorgio Bassani's 1962 novel The Garden of the Finzi-Continis. "
Levi's English-language debut, 2001 winner of the Moravia Prize in Italy, uses a romance to dramatize the plight of Jews under Mussolini. Read full book review >
BETWEEN TWO SEAS by Carmine Abate
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A moving portrayal of generational continuity, subtly fashioned as an enigmatic tale whose knottiest puzzles lay claim to and enhance the reader's fascination."
The paradoxical survival of a lifelong dream through generations of hardship and change is vividly dramatized in this 2002 novel, the Italian author's first in English translation. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"Adventure extremists everywhere will be grateful for this vivid depiction of a one-of-a-kind quest."
A seasoned trailblazer's intrepid trek across the Arctic tundra. Read full book review >
THE FUGITIVE by Massimo Carlotto
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 2007

"Contains moments of tedium. Overall, though, a powerfully dreamlike evocation of life on the lam."
A novel, or perhaps a memoir, recounting years in hiding abroad after a conviction for murder in Italy. Read full book review >
MARGHERITA DOLCE VITA by Stefano Benni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"An elegant little piece of dark comedy."
This is the first of the prolific Italian author's novels to be published in English—a cause for celebration. Read full book review >
PASTA by Silvano Serventi
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Sometimes endlessly informative (for instance, on pasta-making machinery) as it offers more in the way of pasta history than most readers have even begun to imagine."
Scholarly investigation of the quintessentially Italian carbohydrate. Read full book review >