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The Resource Ferocity, Nicola Lagioia ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar

Ferocity, Nicola Lagioia ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar

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Ferocity
Title
Ferocity
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Lagioia ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Winner of the 2015 Strega Prize, Italy's preeminent prize for fiction, Ferocity is a cinematic suspense novel that also addresses vital social questions, a combination of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, filtered through the fierce Mediterranean vision of Elena Ferrante. Southern Italy, the 1980s. On a hot summer's night under a full moon, far from the outlying neighbourhoods of a southern Italian metropolis, Clara stumbles naked, dazed, and bloodied down a major highway. When she dies no-one is able to say exactly how or why, but her brother cannot free himself from her memory or from the questions surrounding her death. The more he learns about her life and death, the more he uncovers the moral decay at the core of his family's ascent to social prominence. At once an intimate family saga, a history of an entire region, and a portrait of the moral and political corruption of a whole society, Ferocity is an exhilirating, ambitious, and vivid work of fiction by Italy's foremost literary novelist
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Summary
When the death of his estranged half-sister, young socialite Clara Salvemini, the daughter of real estate mogul Vittorio Salvemini, is ruled a suicide, a young man decides to launch his own investigation and the more he learns about her life, the more he uncovers the moral decay at the core of the Salvemini ascent to social prominence
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Awards note
Winner of the 2015 Strega Prize.
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10600148
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NjBwBT
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1973-
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Lagioia, Nicola
Dewey number
853.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
fiction
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1973-
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Shugaar, Antony
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True
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  • Families
  • Political corruption
  • Wealth
  • Rich people
  • Murder victims
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Families
  • Wealth
  • Families
  • Political corruption
  • Bari (Italy)
Target audience
adult
Label
Ferocity, Nicola Lagioia ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
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Copyright
Note
First published as La ferocia
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060972131
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
447 pages
Isbn
9781609453817
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
bl2017040996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956480100
Label
Ferocity, Nicola Lagioia ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published as La ferocia
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060972131
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
447 pages
Isbn
9781609453817
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
bl2017040996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956480100

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