Hell's Gate is an intense, powerful and thoroughly unnerving' [The Guardian] story of one man's journey to the underworld to bring back his son from the dead.
'An intense contemporary myth' The Irish Times
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?
Laurent Gaudé was born in 1972 in Paris. He is a prize-winning author and playwright. In 2004 he won the prestigious Prix Goncourt.
Emily Boyce is a translator and editor. She was shortlisted for the French Book Office New Talent in Translation Award in 2008, the French-American Translation Prize in 2016, and the Scott Moncrieff Prize in 2021. She lives in London.
Jane Aitken is a publisher and translator from the French.
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