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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

#WaitingOnWednesday: The Last Man Standing by Davide Longo @maclehosepress

Hi, everyone!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Here is this week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection:

TITLE: The Last Man Standing
AUTHOR: Davide Longo 
TRANSLATOR: Silvester Mazzarella 
PUBLISHER: MacLehose Press
FORMAT: Hardcover , 352 pages
GENRE: Science Fiction/Dystopia
ISBN: 9781623650346

In this dystopian, post-apocalyptic literary novel, Italy is on the brink of collapse: borders are closed, banks are refusing to distribute money to their clients, the postal service is shuttered, and food supplies are running short. Armed gangs of drug-fueled youth rampage through the countryside as the nation descends into chaos.

Leonardo was once a famous writer and professor before a sex scandal ended his marriage and his career. With society collapsing around them, his ex-wife leaves their daughter and son in his care as she sets off in search of her new husband, who is missing. Ultimately, Leonardo is forced to evacuate and take his children to safety, but to do so he will have to summon a quality he has never exhibited before: courage.

I love dystopia, and I like that this one involves a father with his children! It kind of reminds me of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.


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