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Piazza Garibaldi

Marisa Fazio

In 1880s Marvellous Melbourne, at La Signora X’s

bordello on Crossley Lane beside current day

Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar, a young Sicilian woman,

working under the name Sapphire, meets and falls

in love with an Italian artist.

Meanwhile, Ricciotti, a labourer and family man

whose station in life belies a powerful family

heritage, is suffering from sleep deprivation due to

the city’s extended heatwave. He discovers a

soothing antidote.

Set over a single summer’s day and night, Marisa

Fazio’s beguiling and lyrical novella, Piazza

Garibaldi, will forever refresh the way you see

Melbourne, Italy and colonialism.

Perfect bound softcover book with sapphire foil

pattern and jacket flaps. 107 pages. 17.7cm x