Italian Neighbors: or, A Lapsed Anglo-Saxon in Veronaby Tim Parks
Tim Parks and his wife, Rita, came to their flat on the aging, eccentric Via Colombare in Montecchio twelve years ago for a short stay. There was trouble from the moment they moved inunder cover of nightand it has gone delightfully up and down hill ever since. In this amusing and loving tribute to the glorious country he has embraced, British novelist Tim Parks shares his secrets of survival, tales of the unexpected, and treasured friendships with new-found friends and Italian neighbors.
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- Random House Publishing Group
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Parks has really captured the flavor of Northern Italian life, without being overly sentimental or critical. Anyone who has spent time in Italy will recognize the situations and traits that he descibes. It is a revealing insider's look at modern Italy, and helps to dispel some of the romanticized notions about Italian life. At the same time, he cannot hide his true love for Italy. It is a delightful book.
This is a great book if you want to get the feeling of life in another country. My wife and I are planning a trip to Italy with hopes of moving there in the future. This book has given me a feel for what it would be like to live there and the experiences that we would have to look forward to. Can't wait to go and meet the people and live the life.