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The Second Day of the Renaissance

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The Second Day of the Renaissance by Timothy Williams
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May 22, 2018 | ISBN 9781616958985

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Praise for The Second Day of the Renaissance

“It’s hard to resist Williams as he unfolds his tale in tiny, deliciously wry narrative nuggets—100 titled chapters of puckish literary pointillism.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Like Henning Mankell’s The Troubled Man, this leisurely paced novel is as much about an aging detective pondering his own mortality as it is about solving a crime . . . Williams successfully draws us into Trotti’s mind as he vacillates between despair and defiance.”

“Readers of this cerebral, melancholy tale will hope to see more of the conflicted Trotti, a man heavy with regret, who, when confronted with the possibility of death, fervently wishes for it, yet also desires to live.”
—Publishers Weekly

Praise for the Commissario Trotti Investigations

“[Williams] capture[s] the Northern Italian milieu with particular insight.”
The Washington Post

“Splendidly realized . . . Williams’s pared down descriptions and staccato dialogue are a constant pleasure.”
Financial Times

“Commissario Trotti is clever and tough . . . Offers insights into the Italian power structure, which is far more interesting than it is stable.”

“[Williams’s] simple but stylish dialogue driven prose is convincingly Continental, his plotting impeccable.”
Time Out

“Wake up and smell the grappa . . . A chilling education, a scalpel-sharp exploration of Italy’s body politic. Timothy Williams knows the ABC of corruption—Andreotti, Berlusconi, Craxi.”
—Ian Rankin

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