“One of the most delightful travelogues imaginable . . . So vivid, so packed with delectable details, that it serves . . . as a more than decent substitute for the real thing.” The Los Angeles Times Book Review
978-0-8021-4034-0 • $16.00 • Paperback • Nov. 2003
Travel Literature (Italy)
In this deliciously seductive account of an Italian neighborhood with a statue of the Virgin at one end of the street, a derelict bottle factory at the other, and a wealth of exotic flora and fauna in between, acclaimed novelist Tim Parks celebrates ten years of living with his wife, Rita, in Verona, Italy. More than a travel book, Italian Neighbors is a sparkling, witty, beautifully observed tale of how the most curious people and places gradually assume the familiarity of home. Italian Neighbors is a rare work that manages to be both a portrait and an invitation for everyone who has ever dreamed about Italy.