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Claudio Bianchi has lived alone for many years on a hillside in Southern Italy’s scenic Calabria. Set in his ways and suspicious of outsiders, Claudio has always resisted change, preferring farming and writing poetry. But one chilly morning, as though from a dream, an impossible visitor appears at the farm. When Claudio comes to her aid, an act of kindness throws his world into chaos. Suddenly he must stave off inquisitive onlookers, invasive media, and even more sinister influences.
Lyrical, gripping, and wise, In Calabria confirms Peter S. Beagle’s continuing legacy as one of fantasy’s most legendary authors.
“Love in a world of hardship, loss, magic, and recovery. Beagle’s unicorns have never been more bewitching, impossible, and genuine.”
Gregory McGuire, New York Times bestselling author
“Peter Beagle weaves his trademark magic deep in the Italian countryside…In Calabria holds the power to transform, like the touch of the unicorn at its heart.”
Laurie R. King, New York Times bestselling author
“It’s punchy and frank, with a simple, direct style that mirrors Bianchi’s straightforward inner life…he combines earthy practicality with delight and bewildered joy, and his work usually nestles folklore and modern concerns side-by-side.”
“Charming…Beagle’s kindly fable shows how a man who seems to have nothing can really have everything―with just a touch of magic.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A pleasing and pastoral look at the power of forgiveness…It stays tantalizing to the end.”