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Francesco Pacifico

Biography

Francesco Pacifico

Francesco Pacifico has written for a number of Italian publications, as well as for Rolling Stone, n+1 and GQ, and has translated the works of Henry Miller, Allen Ginsberg, Dave Eggers, Dana Spiotta, Will Eisner and more. He is the author of the novels THE STORY OF MY PURITY, CLASS and THE WOMEN I LOVE. He lives in Rome.

Francesco Pacifico

Books by Francesco Pacifico

written by Francesco Pacifico, translated by Elizabeth Harris - Fiction

Marcello, an editor and poet, is on the brink of his 40s. Like everyone in his life, including his sister-in-law, he’s writing a novel. This novel. This novel will be about women. Love. Growing older. Maybe even taking responsibility. But unfortunately for Marcello, the women in his life resist definition. They flit and flicker constantly between archetype and actuality: sirens and saviors, subordinates and savants, vixens and villains. So Marcello cannot write plainly about love. Instead, he tries to write into the complexities of his many relationships: Eleonora, the junior editor, his former protegeé and sometime lover; Barbara, his claustrophobic girlfriend; his estranged gay sister; his elegant mother.