The Goodbye Kiss

By Massimo Carlotto; Lawrence Venuti (Translator)
(Europa Editions, Paperback, 9781933372051, 144pp.)

Publication Date: January 2006

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"The best living Italian crime writer."-"Il Manifesto"

An unscrupulous womanizer, as devoid of morals now as he once was full of idealistic fervor, returns to Italy, where he is wanted for a series of crimes. To earn himself the guise of respectability, he is willing to go as far as murder.

Massimo Carlotto, master of the Mediterranean noir-hard-boiled crime novels that call enticing but violent cities like Marseilles, Naples, and Algiers home-and ex-con himself, has gained a reputation as one of the genre's most talented writers. Carlotto's first book, "The Fugitive," deals with his time on the run in Latin America. He is author of many novels, including five titles in the extremely popular Alligator series.

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