The Story of My Purity


Francesco Pacifico's exuberant novel brings us Europe old and new, and the inner workings of a conflicted but always compelling mind. The Story of My Purity is fiction with great humor, intelligence, neuroticism, and vision, from a young writer at the beginning of a tremendous career. As excerpted in Issue 16: Double Bind.

"Insanely funny and terrifically offensive, Francesco Pacifico's novel fell on my head like a bowling ball and knocked me the hell out. Among many other things, it's a great updating of Roman life. American publishers don't really translate from the Italiano anymore, so it's great to see a worthy translation of what is sure to be a modern Italian classic."
—Gary Shteyngart

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013
292 pages, Hardcover.

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