16th Century. Two main characters. One wants to overthrow the social order. The other is a spy in the service of the forces who want to maintain it. Q is the spy, in the pay of Father Carafa, an ultra conservative figure, rapidly rising up the hierarchy of the Catholic church. An epic from the bowels of history, set in central Europe and Northern Italy. Someone described the book as "a theological western". A European bestseller, Q has been compared to Name of the Rose.
The novel Q was written by four Bologna-based members of the LBP, now known as Wu Ming, You may also like to read the novel 54 by Wu Ming.