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InterRail by Alessandro Gallenzi
  

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Born out of the author's own experiences as a young InterRail traveller, this modern picaresque novel is a celebration of a Europe without boundaries, the joy of being young and the infinite, unpredictable paths we can go down during our lives.

If you like Alessandro Gallenzi you might also like to read books by Michel Faber, Michel Faber and David Hewson.

Synopsis

InterRail by Alessandro Gallenzi

When Francesco decides to embark on his first trip outside his native Italy, he leaves behind a difficult relationship with his father, the narrow vistas of a small provincial town and the stifling atmosphere of a country he feels has become degraded. All he brings with him are a change of clothes, a map of Europe and the desire to discover new places, new people and, perhaps, a new life. But a chance encounter in Munich takes him off course, on an incredible journey that will see him fall in love in Sweden, lose all his money in Amsterdam, pan-handle in the streets of London, win big in Monte Carlo and get caught up in an international imbroglio.

Reviews

'InterRail is delightful, frothy and sweet as a well-sugared cappuccino. It slips down a treat'
The Scotsman

About the Author

Alessandro Gallenzi

Alessandro Gallenzi is the founder of Hesperus Press, Alma Books and Oneworld Classics, and the successor of John Calder at the helm of Calder Publications. As well as being a literary publisher with almost ten years of experience, he is a prize-winning translator, a poet, a playwright and a novelist. His collection of poetry, Modern Bestiary - Ars Poetastrica, was published in 2005 to critical acclaim. He lives in Richmond with his wife and two children.

Alessandro Gallenzi on Bestseller...

Why should a publisher take up a pen and write a novel? Aren’t there enough writers already? Every week I receive dozens of submissions by post, by email, even by phone, from aspiring authors the world over – full-length novels about vampires, werewolves or aliens, turgid historical romances, war memoirs, family stories of loss and grief, crime capers, gory thrillers, teenage romps, experimental tales and collections of haikus. Yesterday I even received a blank diary with a short note on the first page written by a girlish hand in glittery ink: “Fill this book with Love”. Click here to read the full article.

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Book Info

Publication date

20th June 2013

Author

Alessandro Gallenzi

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Publisher

Alma Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
250 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781846882449

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