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14th September, 2013
The Last Man Standing by Davide Longo.

The Last Man Standing by Davide Longo; translated by Silvester Mazzarella

*Maclehose Press, €10.05*

You can't beat a good apocalyptic potboiler, and so it proves with Italian novelist Davide Longo's new one, set in a socially upended nation 12 years from now. Post-Berlusconi, post-bunga bunga, Italy is governed by mob rules - but not in the Mafia sense. The borders have been closed, the banks aren't giving out any money and gangs of drug-crazed teenagers...

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