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Class by Francesco Pacifico


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Class by Francesco Pacifico
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May 30, 2017 | ISBN 9781612195933

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“As bitter and aggressive as a glass of Fernet Branca….Plainly the work of a forceful and ambitious writer…it features a strong and authentic voice, and is like little else I’ve read in recent years.” —Dwight Garner, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“The more I thought about this novel and its dark concerns, I began to realize how Pacifico’s look so beautifully matches his writing’s contradictions…In his novels…the apparently comical surface will suddenly rupture, revealing its ethical precision, its melancholy soul.” —Adam Thirlwell, PARIS REVIEW DAILY

“[In Class,] Francesco Pacifico turns his attention to Italy’s other major religion: ‘Cool.’ On the trail of Italian hipsters from Rome to Williamsburg, Class is both savage and tender, like Antonioni’s camera…” —Marco Roth, author of The Scientists

“Pacifico’s ability to slyly resuscitate the comedy of manners while deploying a Faulknerian multiple-consciousness narrator—all while thoroughly inhabiting the present moment of conspicuous consumption—has expanded the bounds of contemporary fiction.” PASTE MAGAZINE

Praise for The Story of My Purity
“Francesco Pacifico is a brilliantly funny and weirdly subversive writer. The Story of My Purity manages to be both absurd and sincere…A joy to read.” —Dana Spiotta, author of Innocents and Others
“Insanely funny and terrifically offensive, Francesco Pacifico’s novel fell on my head like a bowling ball and knocked me the hell out. Among many other things, it’s a great updating of Roman life . . . A modern Italian classic.” —Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story
“Francesco Pacifico revives the Italian comic novel. The writing is ribald but never vulgar, extremely smart about friendship and sex but without pretension. You’ll laugh aloud, want to hide your blushing face in the pillow, and argue with the author, all at once.” —Marco Roth, author of The Scientists

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