Book cover for The Catholic School

The Catholic School



08 August 2019
1480 pages
Imprint: Picador


An important, at times magnificent book . . . An entirely original narrative . . . A pivotal moment in contemporary literature. Albinati's school is the world.
In The Catholic School a thousand doors open on a thousand different themes . . . A powerful, multifaceted, acute, extreme book.
The Catholic School is entirely unique: it meanders, it is merciless, it is very precise and yet lyrical, thoughtful and fiery, depressing and funny. In short, it is one of the best books I have read in recent years.
Edoardo Albinati explores the history of male violence in his monumental novel . . . One of the most exciting novels of recent years.