The Garden of Monsters  


The Garden of Monsters
Europa Editions | June 9, 2020 | 288 pages
ISBN: 9781609455972

A rural epic about warring families in modern Italy and an intimate bildungsroman of the artist's journey. Set over ten years in an unnamed town in the Maremma region of Southern Tuscany, this novel tells the story of two families against the backdrop of a rapidly transforming country. The Biagini are local ranchers, while the wealthy Sanfilippi belong to Rome's upper middle-class. When Sauro, an ambitious rancher, and Filippo, a hedonistic politician, become friends and business partners, the stories of their families become irrevocably intertwined.