Books by Estelle Gilson

ERNESTO by Umberto Saba
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"An exciting, pithy translation that will surely leave readers electrified and wanting to read more of Saba's work."
Set at the cusp of the 20th century, Saba's story takes the reader into the mind of a teenager in small-town Trieste, Italy. Read full book review >
SEPARATIONS by Massimo Bontempelli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2000

"One hopes they'll be able to bring us more of Bontempelli's strange and enchanting fiction."
Two once-famous short novels written by an early exponent of `magical realism` (1878-1960), who is as highly regarded in his native Italy as was his much better-known contemporary (and friend) Luigi Pirandello. `The Life and Death of Adria and Her Children` (1930) is a charmingly discursive sendup of the family saga in which an agelessly beautiful young matron's personality (and, indeed, `soul`) is explored with disarming subtlety and quietly increasing menace. Read full book review >