The Catholic School: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Edoardo Albinati

Narrated By: Edoardo Camponeschi

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: September 2019

Duration: 52 hours 22 minutes

Summary:

A semiautobiographical coming-of-age story, framed by the harrowing 1975 Circeo massacre
Edoardo Albinati's The Catholic School, the winner of Italy's most prestigious award, The Strega Prize, is a powerful investigation of the heart and soul of contemporary Italy.
Three well-off young men-former students at Rome's prestigious all-boys Catholic high school San Leone Magno-brutally tortured, raped, and murdered two young women in 1975. The event, which came to be known as the Circeo massacre, shocked and captivated the country, exposing the violence and dark underbelly of the upper middle class at a moment when the traditional structures of family and religion were seen as under threat.
It is this environment, the halls of San Leone Magno in the late 1960s and the 1970s, that Edoardo Albinati takes as his subject. His experience at the school, reflections on his adolescence, and thoughts on the forces that produced contemporary Italy are painstakingly and thoughtfully rendered, producing a remarkable blend of memoir, coming-of-age novel, and true-crime story. Along with indelible portraits of his teachers and fellow classmates-the charming Arbus, the literature teacher Cosmos, and his only Fascist friend, Max-Albinati also gives us his nuanced reflections on the legacy of abuse, the Italian bourgeoisie, and the relationship between sex, violence, and masculinity.

Genres:

Catholic School: A Novel

by Edoardo Albinati

has successfully been added to your shopping cart

Catholic School: A Novel, Edoardo Albinati
Catholic School: A Novel, Edoardo Albinati
This title is due for release on September 3, 2019.

Enter your email below to be notified as soon as it is available!

By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from Audiobooks.com. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

Already a member? Log In to add this title to your wishlist.
Catholic School: A Novel, Edoardo Albinati
This title is due for release on September 3, 2019
We'll send you an email as soon as it is available!

Already a member?
Log in to add this title in your wishlist
Catholic School: A Novel, Edoardo Albinati
Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist.
Catholic School: A Novel, Edoardo Albinati

We will send you an email as soon as this title is available.