The Twenty Days of Turin

The Twenty Days of Turin

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In the spare wing of a church-run sanatorium, some zealous youths create "the Library," a space where lonely citizens can read one anothers 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 Librarys 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 citys occult netherworld, he unearths the stuff of modern nightmares: whats shared can never be unshared.
Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 1631492292 (hardcover)
9781631492297 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: S DE MARIA
Characteristics: xxiv, 187 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Glazov, Ramon - Translator
Alternative Title: Days of Turin
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danulb
Aug 31, 2017

Definitely deserves more attention. I don't think of this as magic realism so much as dark fantasy. However, I can see how some might be scared away from that classification. Whatever it is, however it's pigeonholed, an excellent short novel.

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mclarjh
Jul 20, 2017

The writing was good, but not great. There wasn't the mood I so expected from this book.

Cynthia_N May 03, 2017

I had such high hopes for this translation but I was left a little wanting. It did have its moments and it was weird but overall it did not meet my expectations.

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