Child's Play

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In a sunlit piazza on an April morning, women throw buckets of water over the cobbles and men deliver trays of pastry to trattorie. In a barren room above, a fanatic watches, engaged in the details of his life's most important project: the assassination of one of Italy's most beloved men of letters.

In this penetrating novella, David Malouf, the highly acclaimed Australian author and finalist for the Booker Prize, plumbs the darker uses of our passions. Weaving a dense tapestry of sensual observation and personal events of mythic importance, he re-creates the frighteningly fascinating mind of a madman poised at his moment of truth. Dazzling in its beauty, intensely enigmatic, Child's Play conjures the mystical rising and falling of fear and pathos, where human idiosyncrasy and the incantatory rhythms of life give way to mania.

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"Written with the beautiful clarity and sharp edges of cut crystal." --Sunday Telegraph (London)

"Malouf has a gift for phrases and an eye for the evocation of murky and mystical places." --The New Republic

"Malouf is a master of narrative technique. . . . He is one of our finest writers, a poet with an ear for language." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Malouf's writing [is] rich and dense with meaning and atmosphere. . . . Marvelous prose under tight control."--New York Review of Books

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David Malouf is the author of ten novels and six volumes of poetry. His novel The Great World was awarded both the prestigious Commonwealth Prize and the Prix Femina Estranger. Remembering Babylon was short-listed for the Booker Prize. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

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