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Something Great and Beautiful by Enrico Pellegrini
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Sep 18, 2018 | ISBN 9781590519738

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One of BookRiot’s “Best Food Books from 2018”
“Pellegrini…effectively mocks the Wall Street establishment…entertaining.” —Wall Street Journal

“If you don’t understand the 2008 financial crisis partially through the lens of the pursuit for a sandwich: you’ve missed (and should not) Pellegrini’s new novel…All satire and indulgence, this is one worth breaking your nonfiction diet for.” —BookRiot
“Must-read.” —New York Post

“This darkly funny, plot-twisting novel…will entertain you.” —Town & Country, The Five Books Everyone Will Be Talking About in September

“Both a love story and a witty indictment of the boom-or-bust cycles of the financial world, Something Great and Beautiful is an enjoyable, almost mythical tale written with flair and searing insight.” —Booklist
“Incisive and satirical…This deceptively light-hearted comedy invites readers to ruminate on what exactly happened with the financial crisis and who is to blame…appealingly offbeat.” —Foreword Reviews
“This delightfully preposterous send-up of the 2008 economic crash doesn’t disappoint…[Something Great and Beautiful] skewers the absurdities of Wall Street, combining the comic with the trenchant to create a winning recipe.” —Library Journal

[A] new delicious novel…charming.” —Lucy SykesNew York Times bestselling author of The Knockoff

“Focaccia and money are very different sorts of bread: here they mingle in a heady, well-paced tale of murky finance, narrated by a very talented author.” —Alexander McCall Smith, author of the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series
“Vividly cinematic, wickedly funny, searingly realistic, and intoxicatingly romantic. Enrico Pellegrini’s Something Great and Beautiful is indeed beautiful, and a great read.” —Ruby Namdar, author of The Ruined House
“A dazzling story in which sex and finance are interwoven. I couldn’t stop reading it.” —Lady Antonia Fraser, author of Marie Antoinette
“What an improbable match: a story of love, Wall Street, and focaccia! Delicious!” —Donald Bogle, author of Elizabeth and Michael: The Queen of Hollywood and the King of Pop—A Love Story
“I don’t know what it’s like to be rich and bedeviled, but Enrico Pellegrini does, or at least the narrator of his Dionysian romp of a novel does. With crystalline, delightful, surprising, and above all exuberant prose, we are drawn irresistibly into this world of people whose lives ought to be so fun and easy, and turn out to be even more confusing and discombobulating than our own. If Aristophanes were alive today, he would write just like Pellegrini: he makes us laugh, with sympathy, at the gods disguised as people who are living among us.” —Clancy Martin, author of Love and Lies

“This wonderful new book is a must read! Love it!” —Kelly Rutherford
“The true wolves of Wall Street from someone who knows them well.” —Vanity Fair (Italy)

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