Look Out For … The Twenty Days Of Turin by Giorgio De Maria

Look Out For … The Twenty Days Of Turin by Giorgio De Maria

Given the rise of social media and the almost obsessive need of individuals today to share anything and everything about their lives, the themes of The Twenty Days Of Turin are more prescient now than ever before.

In the spare wing of a church-run sanatorium, some zealous youths create “the Library,” a space where lonely citizens can read one another’s personal diaries and connect with like-minded souls in “dialogues across the ether.” But when their scribblings devolve into the ugliest confessions of the macabre, the Library’s users learn too late that a malicious force has consumed their privacy and their sanity.

As the city of Turin suffers a twenty-day “phenomenon of collective psychosis” culminating in nightly massacres that hundreds of witnesses cannot explain, the Library is shut down and erased from history. That is, until a lonely salaryman decides to investigate these mysterious events, which the citizenry of Turin fear to mention. Inevitably drawn into the city’s occult netherworld, he unearths the stuff of modern nightmares: what’s shared can never be unshared.

Why We’re Excited About This Book:

The Twenty Days Of Turin is actually a forty year old novel by De Maria, and has enjoyed a cult following, but with this first English translation it is sure to find a wider audience. Given the rise of social media and the almost obsessive need of individuals today to share anything and everything about their lives, the themes of The Twenty Days Of Turin are more prescient now than ever before.

 

The Twenty Days Of Turin is out on 16 May 2017 and is available from Amazon.

 

RICHARD COSGROVE


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