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Erotic Lives Of The Superheroes

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Don't let the erotic connotation put you off; this has no shades of grey or cufflinks in sight. A picaresque Italian novel and comedy in which all the famous superheroes turn out to be gay and in confused retirement in New York. An affectionate look at the perils of growing old, this is wonderfully original, witty and discreetly political and was a major success in Italy and France, although the author lives in London. Absolutely worth the detour, a delightful novel like no other around.

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Synopsis

Erotic Lives Of The Superheroes by Marco Mancassola

New York, early twenty-first century. Once, they were famous and their bodies were powerful. They were Mister Fantastic, Batman, Mystique, Superman...Now they know the pains of ageing and regret. And as an obscure conspiracy is threatening their lives, making them even more vulnerable, they live out one last, desperate love story. At once realistic and visionary, here is a novel that revives a pop imagination with a narrative of singular power. Beautifully written, playful and tragic, this is a story about the broken heart of not only a group of former superheroes, but of an entire civilisation, an entire world.

Reviews

'A meditation on power, endings, and desire as the driving force of the world, this novel is huge, crepuscular and sumptuous, releasing the sheer power of fiction' Mediapart

'A heartrending picture of the difficulty of getting old, the novel also paints an accurate portrait of the millennium... Delightful.' Figaro

'A political fable about contemporary America, written by an Italian author who lives in London.' Echos

'A mature and totally unique novel in today's Italian literature.'
Affari Italiani

'One of the most complex, ambitious and deeply involving books of our recent times - the big, long-awaited novel of post 9/11 America.' Livre Hebdo

'A moving fable, a subtle metaphor able to create multiple echoes, the book is also a gripping crime story.' Elle

About the Author

Marco Mancassola

Born in Northern Italy in November 1973, Marco Mancassola is one of the most talked about writers in Italy and lately in France. He is the author of an outstanding debut novel, Il mondo senza di mi, while his second novel, Qualcuno ha mentito, has been published in France in a new version. After Italy, Berlin and New York, he's now living in London.

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Publication date

6th June 2013

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Marco Mancassola

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Publisher

Salammbo Press

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Paperback

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ISBN

9780956808233

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