Monday, April 28, 2008


A Tomb on the Periphery Is Released

Gival Press is pleased to announce the release of A Tomb on the Periphery, by John Domini, a work of fiction set in Southern Italy that tells the story of Fabbrizio, who becomes involved in dealing counterfeited ancient jewelry, with his accomplice Shanti, a smooth-talking American.

This contemporary crime story echoes the likes of Patricia Highsmith or Orhan Pamuk, but Domini’s rightful talent, recognized and applauded by Alan Cheuse and Robert Olen Butler, carries through beyond his last novel Earthquake I.D., which Richard Ford called a “wonderful…a rich feast.”

A Tomb on the Periphery has received advanced praise:

“Few novels can stand up to the promise of tour de force, but here, John Domini is at the top of his form, writing beautifully, humming along like Fabbrizio on his Suzuki. This is a delightful crime novel, with a setting to die for, and at the same time a moving story that should interest a wide range of readers. A Tomb on the Periphery is a wonderful read.”—Jay Parini

“…A simple tale about a stolen necklace turns into an insightful commentary on the collision of cultures in contemporary Italy.”—Rita Ciresi

“…John Domini is a master of suspense and of psychological complexity. The result is an edgy, richly peopled and thoroughly absorbing novel.”—Margot Livesey

About the author: John Domini has won awards in all genres, publishing fiction in Paris Review, Ploughshares, and anthologies, and non-fiction in GQ, the New York Times, and elsewhere, including Italian journals. The Times has praised his work as “dreamlike… grabs hold of both reader and character,” and Alan Cheuse, of NPR's All Things Considered, described it as "witty and biting." His novel, Talking Heads: 77, was acclaimed by the Pulitzer winner Robert Olen Butler as "both cutting-edge innovative and splendidly readable….”

To order a copy at, click here:
A Tomb on the Periphery

Available from BookMasters (419.281.1802) and Ingram (800.937.8000).

Gival Press is a member of the Association of American Publishers.

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