A few new things found their way into the house this week. Of course!
I Hadn't Understood, by Diego de Silva, is a spring release from Europa Editions about an Italian lawyer in all kinds of trouble. I gather it's quite funny. I didn't think I was going to get it but after reading some reviews it started to grow on me!
Normance, by Louis-Ferdinand Céline, is a novel about the bombing of Paris during World War 2, written almost entirely in a stream of consciousness style. I eyed it at the bookstore and left it a couple of weeks ago, then went back for it and luckily it was still there. Probably waiting for me!
Beautiful Ruins is a June release from HarperCollins that looks intriguing. I got to meet the author, a Seattle native, a few nights ago. The story is about an Italian innkeeper looking for his long lost love.
Ben Fountain's long-awaited novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk has been described by no less a literary personage than Karl Marlantes as "The Catch-22 of the Iraq War." I got to meet him as well and I'm interested in dipping into his book, scheduled to come out in May.