The Natural Disorder of Things

A Novel

Andrea Canobbio; Translated by Abigail Asher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Claudio Fratta is a garden designer at the height of his career; a naturally solitary man, a tender, playful companion to his nephews, and a considerate colleague. But under his amiable exterior simmers a quiet rage, and a desire to punish the Mafioso who bankrupted his father and ruined his family. And when an enigmatic, alluring woman becomes entangled in Claudio's life after a near-fatal car crash, his desire for her draws him ever closer to satisfying that long-held fantasy of revenge.

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THE FIRST TIME IT WAS HER VOICE, THAT FAULTY AND UNSTEADY RHYTHM—IT

hypnotized me. If it hadn’t been for that voice I wouldn’t have paid her any attention. She used the formulaic phrases that clients always do: she had heard a lot about me, she’d seen and visited this and that, she was interested, even enthusiastic. They’re always enthusiastic on the phone. Then I see that they’re taken aback when they actually meet me. I guess they’re thinking they have wasted their breath; maybe they ask themselves why I look nothing like my gardens,

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"[A] remarkable story of regret, revenge, and acceptance . . . A mystery, a romance, and more, this suspenseful novel builds to a climax that will thoroughly engross the reader."--Library Journal
 
"Reminiscent of Raymond Chandler, [The Natural Disorder of Things is] a haunting, gorgeously evocative and harrowingly intense chronicle of a man obsessed."--Kirkus Reviews
 
"A compelling, entirely adult literary thriller."--Entertainment Weekly (grade: A)
 
"Intelligently engrossing . . . Canobbio's narrative comes to a breakneck, virtually cinematic conclusion that knots all the plot's threads into a convincing, though shockingly unexpected, dramatic conclusion, giving way to a reflection too bittersweetly true to reveal."--The Los Angeles Times

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Andrea Canobbio; Translated by Abigail Asher

Andrea Canobbio was born in Turin, Italy. An editor at the publishing house Einaudi, he is the author of the novels Vasi cinesi, Traslochi, Padri di padri, and Indivisibili. This is his first book to be published in America.

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The Natural Disorder of Things
A Novel
Andrea Canobbio; Translated by Abigail Asher

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
July 2007
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ISBN: 9781429924016
ISBN10: 1429924012
272 pages
$7.99
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