Extraordinary novel.

—Jonathan Lee, Literary Hub

Tabucchi’s masterpiece “conjures a state between waking and dreaming” (The New York Times)

Pereira Maintains

Fiction by Antonio Tabucchi

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Paperback (published February 28, 2017)

ISBN
9780811226172
Price US
14.95
Trim Size
5 x 8
Page Count
140

Antonio Tabucchi

Contemporary Italian writer and academic

Extraordinary novel.

—Jonathan Lee, Literary Hub

Tabucchi’s prose creates a deep, near-profound and sometimes heart-wrenching nostalgia and constantly evokes the pain of recognizing the speed of life’s passing which everyone knows but few have the strength to accept.

—Alan Cheuse, NPR

A work in the high aesthetic mode, a historical novel cast in delicately evocative prose and filled with witty references to the great figures of modern European literature. In it Italians could examine their political consciences through an artful image of another country’s past. The pleasures to be had from Pereira Maintains are rich and varied, but best of all it’s very enjoyable.

The New York Times

Pereira Maintains is small only in size. Its themes are great ones—courage, betrayal, fidelity, love, corruption; and its treatment of them is subtle, skillful, and clear. It’s so clear, in fact, that you can see a very long way down, into the heart of a flawed but valiant human being, into the sickness of a nation, into the depths of political evil. It’s the most impressive novel I’ve read for years, and one of the very few that feels truly necessary.

—Philip Pullman

A masterpiece of compression.

—Mohsin Hamid