About the Book
The book contains both an English and an Italian version of the text (translated by the author in collaboration with Italian poet Verusca Costenaro), as well as illustrations by artist Tatiana Stadnichenko. An audio version of the text with musical accompaniment by Robert English is available at bandcamp.
Lee Foust is a fiction writer and performer from Oakland, California who has lived in Florence, Italy since the mid-1990s. He teaches literature and creative writing for various U.S. universities abroad and is the father of one. He is the author of six books: Sojourner, a collection of short stories and poems about the mystery of place, Poison and Antidote, nine tales of the musicians, artists, and punks of the San Francisco underground, Inbetween, a novel of love and anarchy set in San Francisco, Paris, Rome, and Florence, Here Lies..., a punk historical novel inspired by the life of Baroque architect Francesco Borromini, Fake Novel, a multi-voiced political satire about Donald Duck Drumpf's human centipede administration, and San Salvi, the interior monologue of a catatonic detainee in Florence, Italy's madhouse (this last in both English and Italian with illustrations by Russian artist Tatiana Stadnichenko).