"Numbers in the Dark" is a collection of short stories covering the length of Italo Calvino's extraordinary writing career, from when he was a teenager to shortly before his death.
They include witty allegories and wise fables; a town where everything has been forbidden apart from the game of tip-cat; a pitiable tribe watching the flight paths of guided missiles from outside their mud huts; a computer programmer considering the possible sequence of a series of brutal acts; and dialogues with Henry Ford, a Neanderthal and the gloomy, overthrown Montezuma!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, integrated black and white
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/05/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141189741