The Last Man Standing

The Last Man Standing

Book - 2013
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GQ (Italy) called Davide Longo, "the most talented and intense Italian novelist of his generation." In this dystopian, post-apocalyptic literary novel, Italy is on the brink of collapse: borders are closed, banks are refusing to distribute money to their clients, the postal service is shuttered, and food supplies are running short. Armed gangs of drug-fueled youth rampage through the countryside as the nation descends into chaos.

Leonardo was once a famous writer and professor before a sex scandal ended his marriage and his career. With society collapsing around them, his ex-wife leaves their daughter and son in his care as she sets off in search of her new husband, who is missing. Ultimately, Leonardo is forced to evacuate and take his children to safety, but to do so he will have to summon a quality he has never exhibited before: courage.
Publisher: New York :, MacLehose Press,, [2013]
ISBN: 9781623650346
Branch Call Number: F LON
Characteristics: 339 pages ; 24 cm

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denisekelleher
Dec 29, 2015

Good story line. Initially though it was slow going but then realized it was the author's intention. Thought provoking

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marcrrussell
May 04, 2014

stay with this oh-so passive protagonist; you will be rewarded... NOT for the faint-hearted (nor would any apocalyptic story be) I found myself reassessing my own ideas about being 'civilized' -about what is required to maintain or create a 'civilization'

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