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?
'Intense, powerful and thoroughly unnerving, this strange and seamless mixture of crime and mythology is a haunting exploration of guilt, revenge and the power of love' The Guardian
'An intense contemporary myth that brilliantly evokes the madness of grief' The Irish Times
'Captivating ... unforgettable characters' Elle
'A triumphant initiation story filled with emotion' Livres Hebdo
'I was profoundly affected by the power of Gaude's writing. Mesmerising, cerebral writing that I cannot praise enough. Highly recommended' Raven Crime Reads
'A mesmerising, haunting book' L'Express
'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