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By Nanni Balestrini,Rachel Kushner

ISBN-10: 1784783684

ISBN-13: 9781784783686

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ISBN-13: 9781784783693

Explosive novel of Italy’s innovative 1969 through major Italian novelist

It was once 1969, and temperatures have been emerging around the factories of the north as employees demanded higher pay and stipulations. quickly, discontent might erupt in what turned referred to as Italy’s “Hot Autumn.”

A younger employee from the impoverished south arrives at Fiat’s Mirafiori manufacturing facility in Turin, the place his darker complexion starts off to vanish from the fourteen-hour workdays in sweltering commercial warmth. he's usually past due for paintings, and sells his blood whilst funds runs low. He fakes a overwhelmed finger to win unwell depart. His bosses try and withhold his wages. Our cynical, dry-witted narrator won't bend to their will. “I wish every little thing, every thing that’s owed to me,” he tells them. “Nothing extra and not anything much less, since you don’t mess with me.”

Around him, scholars are keeping mystery conferences and union employees commence halting paintings at the meeting strains, crippling the Mirafiori manufacturing unit with months of constant moves. prior to lengthy, barricades line the roads, tear fuel wafts into inner most houses, and the slogan “We wish every little thing” is ringing throughout the streets. Wrought in spare and measured prose, Balestrini’s novel depicts an explosive rebellion. brought through Rachel Kushner, the writer of the best-selling The Flamethrowers, we'd like every thing is the incendiary fictional account of occasions that ended in a decade of revolt.

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