El Italiano Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of El Italiano

Moving to rural Spain after 16 years in London, where he had a restaurant in Covent Garden, Giorgio and his family settle in a small whitewashed village of Almogia.
The buy a house and over two years transform it into an exclusive rural retreat.
The book summarises their experiences with the local Spaniards and foreigners, and their fights with the builders and crooks.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Life of a profession:    -   businessman, good overcoming bad ones Inside culture (main char)    -   Hispanic/Spanish Other aspects:    -   immigrant story Culture clash?    -   visiting a culture in other country Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   Hispanic If story of urban/rural...    -   Small town life Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Kind of business    -   small family business

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Spain Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch    -   lot of descript of animal care Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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