Let the Games Begin

Niccolò Ammaniti

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The prize-winning international bestseller from the author of I’m Not Scared

The world might be in the throes of a global recession but when an author on the brink of despair, an enigmatic musician, a supermodel and a Satanic sect meet with the cream of Italian high society at the home of a Roman property tycoon, the world outside the mansion’s walls is soon forgotten.
There’s going to be one hell of a party. And you’ve got a VIP ticket.

“A raunchy satirical romp”
Ian Rankin

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“[A] hilarious modern farce”
the Times

“Riotously, and very readably, satirical, Ammaniti has a ball poking fun at the excesses of the Berlusconi era and the insecurities of writers”

“Funny and sharp-eyed”
literary Review

“A master storyteller.”

Niccolò Ammaniti

Niccolò Ammaniti was born in Rome in 1966. He has written four novels and a collection of short stories. His first novel, Steal You Away, was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. He won the prestigious Italian Viareggio-Repaci Prize for Fiction with his bestselling novel I’m Not Scared, which has been translated into thirty-five languages. The Crossroads received the Premio Strega Prize 2007.

Kylee Doust studied Italian literature and linguistics at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She has lived in Italy since 1998.

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