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The Resource The cold summer, Gianrico Carofiglio ; translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis

The cold summer, Gianrico Carofiglio ; translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis

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The cold summer
Title
The cold summer
Statement of responsibility
Gianrico Carofiglio ; translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
The summer of 1992 had been exceptionally cold in southern Italy. But that's not the reason why it is still remembered. On May 23, 1992, a roadside explosion killed the Palermo judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife and three police officers. A few weeks later judge Paolo Borsellino and five police officers were killed in the centre of Palermo. These anti-mafia judges became heroes but the violence spread to the region of Bari in Puglia, where we meet a new, memorable character, Maresciallo Pietro Fenoglio, an officer of the Italian Carabinieri. Fenoglio, recently abandoned by his wife, must simultaneously deal with his personal crisis and the new gang wars raging around Bari. The police are stymied until a gang member, accused of killing a child, decides to collaborate, revealing the inner workings and the rules governing organised crime in the area. The story is narrated through the actual testimony of the informant, a trope reminiscent of verbatim theatre which Carofiglio, an ex-anti-mafia judge himself, uses to great effect. The gangs are stopped but the mystery of the boy's murder must still be solved, leading Fenoglio into a world of deep moral ambiguity, where the prosecutors are hard to distinguish from the prosecuted
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Summary
Maresciallo Pietro Fenoglio, an officer of the Italian Carabinieri, recently abandoned by his wife, must simultaneously deal with his personal crisis and the new gang wars raging around Bari. The police are stymied until a gang member, accused of killing a child, decides to collaborate, revealing the inner workings and the rules governing organised crime in the area
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Storyline
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Character
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10692477
Cataloging source
ANL
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1961-
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Carofiglio, Gianrico
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
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Curtis, Howard
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True
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  • Italian fiction
  • Kidnapping
  • Mafia
  • Police
  • Gangs
  • Organised crime
  • Informers
Target audience
adult
Label
The cold summer, Gianrico Carofiglio ; translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • A novel
  • "FIrst published in Italian as L'estate fredda by Giulio Einaudi editore, 2016"--Title page verso
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
000063240472
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9781925603866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041853676
Label
The cold summer, Gianrico Carofiglio ; translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis
Publication
Note
  • A novel
  • "FIrst published in Italian as L'estate fredda by Giulio Einaudi editore, 2016"--Title page verso
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
000063240472
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9781925603866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041853676

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