"An impassioned plea that every lover of Venice, urban planner, architect, and cultural historian should read."
Kirkus (Starred review)
“A moral act … The language is straightforward, breezy, conversational. And Jessica Cohen’s translation makes it highly accessible … All of it coheres. Confettied throughout the novel are Matalon’s well-chosen details … Parallels to Beckett are unavoidable.”
The New York Review of Books