"[Alain] erects the scaffolding of a thorough examination of collector's envy." - Nora Mahony, Times Literary Supplement
"Envy is a novel - or novella (125 airy pages, admirably translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen and handsomely produced by the Pushkin Press) - about the possibility of a novel that remains unwritten, which is about as postmodern as it gets. It's all a tease – of the painter and his lawyers, of the reader, and of the author himself... elegant, witty and provocative." - Lewis Jones, New Statesman
About the Author
Alain Elkann was born in New York in 1950. He is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines such as La Stampa, Lo Specchio, Nuovi argomenti, and Panta. A prize-winning novelist, essayist, and journalist, he has published over twenty books with Bompiani.