After Hannibal

by Barry Unsworth

W W Norton | May 1, 1998 | 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: 264 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.78 in

Published: May 1, 1998

Publisher: W W Norton

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393317706

ISBN - 13: 9780393317701

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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After Hannibal

After Hannibal

by Barry Unsworth

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 264 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.78 in

Published: May 1, 1998

Publisher: W W Norton

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393317706

ISBN - 13: 9780393317701

From the Publisher

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.

From Our Editors

From the author of "Sacred Hunger" and "Morality Play" comes this 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 land with innocent and not so innocent dreams