La Manomissione Delle Parole

Author: Gianrico Carofiglio
Publisher: Bur
ISBN: 8858644107
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Le parole servono a comunicare e raccontare storie. Ma anche a produrre trasformazioni e cambiare la realtà. Quando se ne fa un uso sciatto o se ne manipolano deliberatamente i significati, l'effetto è il logoramento e la perdita di senso. Se questo accade, è necessario sottoporre le parole a una manutenzione attenta, ripristinare la loro forza originaria. Gianrico Carofiglio riflette sulle lingue del potere e della sopraffazione, e si dedica al recupero di cinque parole chiave del lessico civile: vergogna, giustizia, ribellione, bellezza, scelta. Il rigore dell'indagine si combina con il gusto anarchico degli sconfinamenti e degli accostamenti inattesi: Aristotele e don Milani, Cicerone e Primo Levi, Dante e Bob Marley, fino alla Costituzione. Una lettura emozionante, una prospettiva nuova per osservare il nostro mondo.

The Cold Summer

Author: Gianrico Carofiglio
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1925603865
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• An intelligent and unexpected crime novel about the mafia in the southern city of Bari, Italy, in the 1990s, by bestselling Italian author Gianrico Carofiglio • Carofiglio’s novels have sold 5 million copies in Italy alone and have been translated into 27 languages • This is a police procedural with plenty of rich historical background and powerful insight into the reality of organised crime, with a hope for its end at the novel’s core • Carofiglio cleverly blends fact and fiction, starting with the real-life murder of two Sicilian judges by the mafia in Palermo during the ‘cold summer’ of 1992, a period when the mafia were trying to establish a stronghold in the southeastern Puglia region • The author was born in Bari, and has previously worked as a prosecutor in Italy. He was appointed advisor of the anti-mafia committee in the Italian Parliament in 2007, and served as a senator in Rome from 2008 to 2013 • Ideal Father’s Day gift for crime aficionados and fans of Jeffery Deaver, Garry Disher and Donna Leon

The Past Is A Foreign Country

Author: Gianrico Carofiglio
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429908269
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An international bestseller and winner of Italy's prestigious Premio Bancarella prize—an intense psychological thriller in the vein of The Talented Mr. Ripley As world-weary Lieutenant Chiti spends sleepless nights hunting for the serial rapist terrorizing his city, trainee lawyer Giorgio is befriended by dangerously charismatic Francesco. Slowly the innocent Giorgio is lured into a corrupt world of beautiful women and casual violence. Then one terrifying night Giorgio is forced to realize just how far he has left his past behind. "Set largely in the southern Italian city of Bari, this stylish psychological thriller from Carofiglio (A Walk in the Dark) fuses Jack Kerouac's On the Road with hard-edged crime fiction à la Henning Mankell's Inspector Wallander saga." - Publishers Weekly

The Silence Of The Wave

Author: Gianrico Carofiglio
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847841391
Size: 52.73 MB
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A stand-alone thriller from best-selling Italian crime writer Gianrico Carofiglio, whose work has been translated into twenty-four languages. Every Monday and Thursday, Roberto Marías crosses Rome on foot for his appointment with his psychiatrist. There he sits in silence, flooded by memories. He remembers surfing with his father as a child. He remembers the treacherous years he spent working as an undercover agent, years that taught him how cynicism and corruption are not merely external influences but exist within us as well. His past has left him devastated, but now his psychiatrist’s words, his hypnotic strolls through Rome, and a chance meeting with a woman named Emma—who, like Roberto, is ravaged by a profound guilt—begin to painfully revive him. And when eleven-year-old Giacomo asks Roberto to help him conquer his nightmares, Roberto at last achieves a true rebirth. A thriller about human faults, frailties, and the painful bond between fathers and sons. Praise for The Silence of the Wave: "A novel distinguished by the natural gift of prose as smooth and silent as a perfect wave." —Paolo Di Stefano, Corriere della Sera "A literary jigsaw full of plot twists." —Luciana Sica, La Repubblica

Crimini

Author: Niccolò Ammaniti
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Italy's best crime writers present nine gripping, often darkly humorous short stories with setting ranging from Milan to Palermo by way of Rome and even Guadeloupe. The mafia is not just Sicilian but also Albanian, Croatian, and Chinese.

The Black Rose Of Florence

Author: Michele Giuttari
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748129669
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A strikingly beautiful young woman is found dead in her Florence apartment. She lies on her bed, naked, a black rose between her legs. And the murders do not stop there: shortly afterwards, a woman is burned to death in a church, and a man is shot on the Ponte Vecchio. Chief Superindendent Michele Ferrara is all too familiar with the dark side of Florence. But he has never seen anything of this magnitude before - he is up against a mysterious, powerful enemy who would do anything to hide his identity, and manages to controls events at every turn. As more violent deaths occur, Ferrara has to face the most dangerous investigation in his entire career and must confront deadly secrets from his own past . . . Originally published in Italian as Le rose nere di Firenze.

The Night Listener

Author: Armistead Maupin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448110203
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Gabriel Noone is a writer whose late night radio stories have brought him into the homes of millions. Noone is in the midst of a painful separation from his lover of ten years when a publisher sends him proofs of a remarkable book: the memoir of a sickly thirteen-year-old boy who suffered horrific sexual abuse at the hands of his parents. Now living with his adoptive mother, Donna, Pete Lomax is not only a brave and gifted diarist but a devoted listener of Noone's show. When Noone phones the boy to offer encouragement, it soon becomes clear that Pete sees in this heartsick, middle-aged storyteller the loving father he's always wanted. Thus begins an extraordinary friendship that grows deeper only as the boy's health deteriorates, freeing Noone to unlock his innermost feelings. Then, out of the blue, troubling new questions arise, exploding Noone's comfortable assumptions and causing his ordered existence to spin wildly out of control. As he walks a vertiginous line between truth and illusion, he is finally forced to confront all his relationships - familial, romantic and erotic. As complex and hypnotically engrossing as the best of mysteries, The Night Listener is an astonishing tour de force that moves and challenges Maupin's readers as never before.

A Walk In The Dark

Author: Gianrico Carofiglio
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
ISBN: 1904738761
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Legal thriller written by an anti-mafia prosecutor. Set in Southern Italy. Turow with wry humour.