130 x 197 x 15mm
Michael Rips is a criminal lawyer who gives up his New York practice to spend a year in the "Etruscan" town of Sutri, near Rome, where he moves - reluctantly - with his artist wife and baby.
Himself something of an eccentric from a bizarre Nebraskan family, he has spent his adult life living in hotels; and in Sutri he heads straight for the cafe in the main square. From there he observes the baroque events of small-town life, conjures up a cast of Italian eccentrics (including Pasquale and his hypersensitive organ of smell), and relishes the weirdness and the wonder of Sutri's history, folklore, architecture and above all its food.
Evoking the sights and smells of an ancient and little-known town in Central Italy and bringing its people to extraordinary life, 'Pasquale's Nose' also reveals the irresistible foibles and philosophy of a talented and unusual mind.