ONE FOR THE ROAD: A bar soliloquy in 19 rounds and one toast by Massimo Baraldi

ONE FOR THE ROAD: A bar soliloquy in 19 rounds and one toast

byMassimo Baraldi, Jack Hirschman, Enzo Santambrogio...

Kobo ebook | December 13, 2016

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One for the road is a widely used toast around the English-speaking world. The origin of this expression is linked to the London tradition of offering a drink to those sentenced to death during the journey of the approximately three miles which separated them from Tyburn Tree and the gallows. At that time, the executions were festive occasions, and it is estimated that between 1196 and 1783 40,000 to 60,000 sentences were carried out.
One for the road, a common dedication of the last drink of the evening to the road, here becomes the pretext to tell the story - in 19 rounds and of course, a toast - of a character without a face and his long last night, spent at the counter of a bar revealing himself to an unnamed party. These are the elements. Everything else moves in a no mans land between dreams and reality, against the backdrop of a cruel hunt, where the tracks of the hunter mingle and overlap with those of the prey.
Foreword by Jack Hirschman, illustrations by Enzo Santambrogio, cover by Enrico Cazzaniga. Translated by Peter Storrey.

Title:ONE FOR THE ROAD: A bar soliloquy in 19 rounds and one toastFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 13, 2016Publisher:Massimo BaraldiLanguage:English

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