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The Brewer of Preston: A Novel

Authors: Camilleri, Andrea
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC022060, FIC016000, FIC031020
ISBN: 9780698188563, Related ISBNs: 0143121499, 069818856X, 9780143121497, 9780698188563
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 256,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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 they 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 Vigàtese are revving up to wreak havoc on the performance’s opening night.
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