From Another World

Evelina Santangelo, translated by Ruth Clarke
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A masterwork of Gothic fiction, and a deeply affecting evocation of the experience of those who seek asylum, by one of Italy's most important writers.

The seas are filled with drowning migrants; Europe is awash with xenophobia and fear. In the cities and towns, in the schools and shops, strange children are starting to appear: enigmatic and unnerving, they disappear like ghosts, causing uproar.

Amid mounting paranoia, Khaled, a young teenager, by chance meets Karolina in a discount store in Brussels. She buys him a red suitcase, and they part ways: Karolina to both mourn and search for her missing son, whose laptop betrays his entanglement with extremist groups; Khaled to head south, against the flow of other Syrian refugees - travelling with urgent intent, desperately protecting the contents of his suitcase.

At once a ghost story, a morality tale and a quest narrative, From Another World is a striking reflection on loss, grief and the struggle to brave love in a world seized by fury.

Author bio:

Evelina Santangelo is an author and translator. She has won the 2000 Premio Franciacorta, Premio Mondello, Premio Fiesole Narrativa and the Premio Berto, as well as being a finalist for the Premio Chiara. She is the author of six novels, of which From Another World is the first to be published in English. She lives in Palermo.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781783786664
Publisher: Granta
Imprint: Granta
Pub Date: November 2021
Page Extent: 256
Format: Book
Subject: Refugees & political asylum


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