Hell’s Gate

Written by Laurent Gaudé | Translated by Emily Boyce
Gallic Books | April 10th, 2017

What if death was not the end? A thrilling story of love, loss, revenge and redemption in Naples and beyond.

When his son is killed by gangsters’ crossfire on his way to school, Neapolitan taxi driver Matteo is consumed by despair.

But just when he feels life has lost all meaning, he encounters a man who claims the living can find ways into the afterlife. And legend says that there’s an entrance to the underworld beneath Naples.

What if Matteo had a chance of bringing Pippo back from the dead? 

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REVIEWS

'A wonderful reminder that life is short and transitory and death lasts for infinity. (…)The read is well worth the effort and highly rewarding.’ —Breakaway Reviewers

‘A mesmerising, haunting book’ —L’Express

Praise for Laurent Gaudé

‘Gaude writes … with an elegiac, almost hypnotic rhythm.’ —Sunday Telegraph

‘A rich canvas’ —Publishers Weekly

‘Bewitching’ —San Francisco Chronicle

‘Captivating … unforgettable characters’ —Elle

‘Laurent Gaudé, the master craftsman, keeps us in suspense all the way through. —Le Monde

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