Elena Ferrante has made the Naples neighbourhoods of her Neapolitan novels famous. Fans seeking their next hit of Italian literature could try the novelist Alessandro Baricco. The Rome-dwelling novelist’s work The Young Bride has just been translated into English by Ann Goldstein, who also translated Ferrante’s works. The Young Bride (Europa, 176pp; £10.99) is a peculiar tale about a woman who is about to marry into a family where the inhabitants never seem to sleep. As the big day approaches, the atmosphere becomes ever more surreal.