About this book
A brand new translation by Jamie McKendrick. It is a gripping and tragic study of the destructive force of anti-Semitism as it spreads across 1930s Italy.
Into the insular town of 1930s Ferrara, a new doctor arrives. Fadigati is hopeful and modern, and more than anything wants to fit into his new home. But his fresh, appealing appearance soon crumbles when the townsfolk discover his homosexuality, and the young man he pays to be his lover humiliates him publicly.