Books by Lawrence Venuti

DEATH’S DARK ABYSS by Massimo Carlotto
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Beneath the conventions of Continental noir is a remarkable study of corruption and redemption in a world where revenge is best served ice-cold."
Carlotto (The Goodbye Kiss, 2006) presents a battle of wits between a childless widower and the criminal who killed his wife and son. Read full book review >
THE GOODBYE KISS by Massimo Carlotto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2006

"A nasty, explosive little tome warmly recommended to fans of James M. Cain for its casually brutal amorality and truly astonishing speed."
The author of the dark adventures of blues singer-turned-shamus Alligator (The Master of Knots, not reviewed, etc.) offers an even bleaker look into the no-regrets career of a thoroughly modern picaro. Read full book review >
100 STROKES OF THE BRUSH BEFORE BED by Melissa P.
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A junior-league Catherine M. bound to raise just as many eyebrows on this side of the Atlantic. One can only imagine where the author's literary career will take her next. "
Just when you thought you were proof against sex scandals, the young Ms. P., reportedly 16 at the time of writing, obliges with a remarkable two-year sexual odyssey. Read full book review >
THE TEMPLE OF ICONOCLASTS by Juan Rodolfo Wilcock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

This 1972 story collection is the best-known work of an Argentinean native (1919-78) who fled Juan Peron's dictatorship and became a successful translator, sometime actor, and writer of fiction in the Italian language. Read full book review >