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Blackout
by Gianluca Morozzi

 Blackout


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UK: Jul 2008 / US: Nov 2008

Bologna in August. Unbearable heat, an empty city. Claudia is a young student in a hurry to return home from her work as a waitress and get out of the skimpy uniform she hates. Tomas is a young man on his way to elope to Amsterdam with his girlfriend Francesca. Aldo is a husband and father with an uncanny resemblance to Elvis Presley, anxious to get to an apartment filled with guilty secrets. All three have an urgent need to be somewhere else. Instead, they are trapped in an elevator in a deserted building on a holiday weekend. Like three wasps in an upturned glass... and one of them is a serial killer.
This dark psychological thriller in the style of Phonebooth has been adapted as a US film to be released in 2008, starring Amber Tamblyn and Aidan Gillen. It was filmed by cult Mexican director Rigoberto Castañeda.

Author Information
Gianluca Morozzi was born in Bologna in 1971, where he lives today. His most recent titles include "L'era del porco" and "Blackout", his first roman noir...

The Translator
Howard Curtis has authored acclaimed translations from Italian and French for a long list of publishing houses.He has translated novels and other work by Georges Simenon, Jean-Claude Izzo, Gianrico Carofiglio and Luigi Pirandello.

Praise for Blackout
'A chilling and claustrophobic thriller...' LINUS

'A novel that reflects a deranged Italian society...' Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno


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