M: Son of the Century

Scurati, Antonio


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‘An anti-fascist history lesson disguised as a novel’ New York Times

‘Extraordinary’ TLS

‘The novel Italy has been waiting for. A masterpiece’ Roberto Saviano

A startling look into the fascist mindset, a portrait of unrelenting determination, and an impeccable work of historical fiction.

M tells the story of the rise of fascism from within the mind of its founder. A gripping and masterful expose, it explores Benito Mussolini’s rise to power and a movement that, amidst a failing democracy, came to shape the world.

‘Panoptic and polyphonic, Scurati’s book gives us the experiences of the fearful and the feared, the rhetoric of both the revolutionaries and the reactionaries … an immense mosaic’ Lucy Hughes-Hallett, New Statesman

‘An indisputable literary achievement … Italo Calvino would have loved it’ El Pais

Format: Paperback
Pages: 784
Imprint: Fourth Estate UK
Publication date: 23/06/2022

ISBN: 9780008363239