Catapult Book Club

The next meeting of The Catapult Book Club will come to order on the evening of Thursday, December 8 at 7pm - we will be discussing our current selection, Last Summer in the City by Gianfranco Calligarich.

"A slim masterpiece . . . One of those delicious minor works, enmeshed in a particular place and a particular time, that only rarely escape the confines of a national literature and onto the commercial lists of varsity American publishers." —Max Norman, Los Angeles Review of Books

"Charming, decadent, and emotionally ruthless... equal parts Fitzgerald and Antonioni, burrowing deep into the kind of unhappiness that can only be soothed by afternoon movies and very strong cocktails. It's wonderful to have this devastating gem at large in the world again." —Andrew Martin, author of Cool for America

"[Calligarich's] Rome is a vibrant entity in his descriptions of the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and the bustling market stalls of Campo de’ Fiori, while the sounds of summer—'voices in the trattorias on the square, the clatter of dishes, the melancholy sound of an out-of-tune trumpet'—lend a rich texture to this deeply haunting novel. Is there any place in society for those who refuse to color within the lines? This is a question that Leo struggles to answer. A marvel of a novel." — Poornima Apte, Booklist (starred review)

All book club selections are 20% off until the next meeting - and meetings are of course open to all!

Event date: 
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
3010-B Juniper Street
San Diego, CA 92104
Last Summer in the City: A Novel By Gianfranco Calligarich, Howard Curtis (Translated by), André Aciman (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Gianfranco Calligarich, Howard Curtis (Translated by), André Aciman (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9781250849250
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - August 9th, 2022