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"TIES is...the leanest, most understated and emotionally powerful novel by Domenico Starnone."

Author: Rachel Donadio
Newspaper, blog or website: New York Times Book Review
Date: Mar 9 2017
URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/books/review/ties-domenico-starnone-jhumpa-lahiri.html?_r=0

"TIES is...the leanest, most understated and emotionally powerful novel by Domenico Starnone — the least internationally known of Italy’s leading novelists, a self-aware postmodernist in the Italo Calvino vein with a penchant for literary jokes and meta-narratives [...] TIES is the only recent novel by Starnone that doesn’t become metafiction. Instead of stories within stories, we have “a series of Chinese boxes,” as Lahiri writes in a brilliant introduction that made me want to read more literary criticism by her."

Read the full review in the New York Times Book Review.