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Morality Play

by Barry Unsworth

WW Norton | September 1, 1996 | Trade Paperback |

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Set in the beautiful landscape and rich history of Umbria, Italy, Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth has written a witty and illuminating work of contemporary manners and morals. The region where Hannibal defeated the Romans is now prey to a different type of invasion: outsiders buying villas with innocent and not so innocent dreams. Among those clustered along one hillside road are the Greens, a retired American couple seeking serenity; the Chapmans, whose dispute over a wall escalates into a feud of operatic proportions; and Fabio and Arturo, a gay couple who, searching for peace and self-sufficiency, find treachery instead. Add to this mix a wily and corrupt British "building expert", and a lawyer who practices subterfuge and plans his client''s actions like military strategy, and you have a sharp, entertaining, and satisfyingly bittersweet work.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: September 1, 1996

Publisher: WW Norton

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393315606

ISBN - 13: 9780393315608

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Morality Play

Morality Play

by Barry Unsworth

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: September 1, 1996

Publisher: WW Norton

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393315606

ISBN - 13: 9780393315608

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Set in the beautiful landscape and rich history of Umbria, Italy, Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth has written a witty and illuminating work of contemporary manners and morals. The region where Hannibal defeated the Romans is now prey to a different type of invasion: outsiders buying villas with innocent and not so innocent dreams. Among those clustered along one hillside road are the Greens, a retired American couple seeking serenity; the Chapmans, whose dispute over a wall escalates into a feud of operatic proportions; and Fabio and Arturo, a gay couple who, searching for peace and self-sufficiency, find treachery instead. Add to this mix a wily and corrupt British "building expert", and a lawyer who practices subterfuge and plans his client''s actions like military strategy, and you have a sharp, entertaining, and satisfyingly bittersweet work.

About the Author

Barry Unsworth is the author of "Losing Nelson", "After Hannibal", "Morality Play", the Booker Prize-winning "Sacred Hunger", & many other works. He lives in Italy.
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