How I Lost The War

How I Lost The War

By Filippo Bologna


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A satire about eco-cultural terrorism in an idyllic Tuscan town

Time runs slowly in a sleepy Tuscan village once renowned for its thermal baths ... until the arrival of Ottone Gattai, a ruthless businessman who has come to this idyllic countryside to revive the legendary baths as an ultra-modern tourist resort. appalled by the transformation of his beloved birthplace, federico, scion of the landowning Cremona family, decides to take action. When peaceful protest proves ineffective, he and his girlfriend Lea launch a guerilla war against the forces of globalisation. This richly satirical first novel by a brilliant young Italian writer is the story of this strange war.

Translated by Howard Curtis
Cover illustration by Roland Gerth
280 pp
Published 26 September 2010
ISBN 9781906548360
B-Format Paperback

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