The Last Man Standing

The Last Man Standing

Book - 2013
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In a post-apocalyptic Italy where armed gangs of drug-fueled youth rampage the countryside, once-famous writer Leonardo struggles to provide for his children and is forced to confront a life-long lack of courage to evacuate them to safety.
Publisher: New York : MacLehose Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9781623650346
1623650348
Branch Call Number: FICTION LONGO 2013
Characteristics: 339 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Mazzarella, Silvester - Translator

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I just finished this book yesterday and had to include it as it is not your typical modern Italian fiction novel: a post-apocalyptic dystopian story. The vineyards and industry of North Italy give way to gangs, violence, and a father struggling to keep himself and his children alive.


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denisekelleher
Dec 29, 2015

Good story line. Initially though it was slow going but then realized it was the author's intention. Thought provoking

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marcrrussell
May 04, 2014

stay with this oh-so passive protagonist; you will be rewarded... NOT for the faint-hearted (nor would any apocalyptic story be) I found myself reassessing my own ideas about being 'civilized' -about what is required to maintain or create a 'civilization'

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