Nick Tosches : In the Hand of Dante


Nick Tosches' 2002 Tour Schedule

WORDSWORTH BOOKS
FIRST PARISH CHURCH

3 Church Street
Corner of Massachusetts and Church
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-354-5201
Thursday, September 19
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
Formal Event/Signing 700 seat venue

CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Harold Washington Library
Author's Room
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Contact: Leah Vaselopoulos
773-542-7279 or 312-642-4818
Tuesday, September 24
Barbara's Bookstore to sell books at
library event.
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM CT
Formal Event/Signing

SKYLIGHT BOOKS
1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-660-1175
Friday, September 27
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM PST
Formal Signing

BOOKSMITH
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-863-8688
Monday, September 30
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST
Formal Signing

CITY LIGHTS
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-362-8193
Tuesday, October 1
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST
Formal Signing

HOUSING WORKS USED BOOK CAFE
126 Crosby Street, NYC 10012
212-334-3324
Friday, October 4
7:00 PM EST
Reading

Deep in the lowest reaches of the Vatican library, a secret chamber is opened for the first time in centuries. Inside it is an object of inestimable value: the manuscript of The Divine Comedy, written in Dante's own hand.

The priest who finds this treasure spirits it away to his home in Sicily, where it comes into the grasp of more worldly parties. And so in New York a few weeks later, a sometime writer, sometime thief named Nick Tosches gets a phone call from a friend. There's an item he wants him to look at, a manuscript that needs authentication. Tosches recognizes the pages for what they are—and embarks on the most harrowing adventure of his life.

As this story unfolds, so too does a parallel tale: the odyssey, seven hundred years ago, of Dante himself, a man trying to weave out of the grossness of his own humanity a poem that contains the sum of the world's wisdom and the very breath of the diving. It is every bit as deadly a struggle as that among the individuals fighting to possess his manuscript centuries later.

In the Hand of Dante is a work of astounding audacity and beauty, combining Nick Tosches' vast scholarship about the Middle Ages with an equally intimate knowledge of the most degenerate lowlifes of New York's toughest streets. Some readers will find this novel offensive; others will declare it transcendent. It is certain to be the most talked-about novel of the decade.

In the Hand of Dante
by Nick Tosches
6x9 1/3 • 352 pages
ISBN 0-316-89524-5
$24.95 FPT / $36.95 in Canada
Release date: August 14, 2002
Publication date: September 4, 2002
Little, Brown and Company
Hardcover • Fiction


Order "In The Hand Of Dante"

About Nick Tosches Read the first chapter Origin of the Trinacria symbol

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
Dante Alighieri
(1265-1321)


Trinacria

HOME | GUESTBOOK


©2002-2005. All rights reserved.
:: Powered by Alchemy Networks ::