The Brewer of Preston: A Novel
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: December 2014
Duration: 6 hours 36 minutes
The New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Montalbano series brings us back to Vigàta in the nineteenth century for a rip-roaring comic novel.
1870s, Sicily. Much to the displeasure of Vigàta’s stubborn populace, the town has just been unified under the Kingdom of Italy. They’re now in the hands of a new government they don’t understand and definitely don’t like. Eugenio Bortuzzi has been named prefect for Vigàta, a regional representative from the Italian government to oversee the town. But the rowdy and unruly Sicilians don’t care much for this rather pompous mainlander nor the mediocre opera he’s hell-bent on producing in their new municipal theater. The Brewer of Preston, it’s called, and the Vigatese are revving up to wreak havoc on the performance’s opening night.
“Fans of Camilleri’s Inspector Montalbano series will relish this amusing, playful tale.”—Publishers Weekly