Born in Manchester in 1954, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. In 1981 he moved to Italy where he has lived ever since. He has written eleven novels including Europa , Destiny, Judge Savage and, most recently, Rapids, as wel
Inside the head of yet another overheated, middle-aged Englishman in Italy (as in Europa, 1998): in his tenth novel the
effortlessly inventive Parks ratchets up the tragedy and tones down the laughs for a portrait of a man plunged into despair by
a schizophrenic son's suicide.
A respected journalist who, seeking deeper meaning, turned from coverage of Italy's endless political intrigues to a
book-length treatment of "national character," Chris Burton is in London with his wife, Mara, when he receives the phone call
reporting the death of their only son, Marco. Read full book review >
A witty, cynical, and ultimately charming account by an English expatriate married to a native and trying to raise his children in Italy. Read full book review >