The Hoax of the Little Virgin in Via Ormea
Once again Algerian-Italian writer Amara Lakhous paints an ironic and bitter portrait of today’s multicultural Italy, a cross between a comedy and thriller. The protagonist Enzo Lagana, a character who has previously appeared in other novels, must solve a mystery involving some Roms (nomadic ethnics of Romanian extraction). Lakhous’ crisp writing gives us a refreshing description of an Italy divided among Italians, non-Italians and new Italians. Available now as an e-book, it will appear in print in the coming months.