Available for the first time in English in Howard Curtis’s brilliant translation, this collection of personal essays shows Izzo at his most contemplative and insightful. He writes beautifully about the city he loved, the sea to which he belonged, and the literary movement that made him famous.
Jean-Claude Izzo was born in Marseilles, France, in 1945. Best known for the Marseilles trilogy (Total Chaos, Chourmo, Solea), Izzo is also the author of The Lost Sailors, A Sun for the Dying, Garlic, Mint & Sweet Basil, and one collection of short stories, Living Tires. He died in 2000 at the age of fifty-five.