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  • Published: 15 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780914671244
  • Imprint: Archipelago
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $25.99

Tristano Dies

A Life



It is a sultry August at the very end of the twentieth century, and Tristano is dying. A hero of the Italian Resistance, Tristano has called a writer to his bedside to listen to his life story, though, really, “you don’t tell a life…you live a life, and while you’re living it, it’s already lost, has slipped away.” Tristano Dies, one of Antonio Tabucchi’s major novels, is a vibrant consideration of love, war, devotion, betrayal, and the instability of the past, of storytelling, and what it means to be a hero.

  • Published: 15 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780914671244
  • Imprint: Archipelago
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $25.99

About the author

Antonio Tabucchi

Antonio Tabucchi was born in Pisa in 1943, where he still lives. His previous fiction includes Little Misunderstandings of No Importance and Indian Nocturne - now a film - which won the Prix Medici Etranger in 1987. Both of these titles are published by Vintage.

Tim Parks, the translator, lives in Italy and has won critical acclaim for his own writing.

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