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The Resource The piranhas, Roberto Saviano ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar

The piranhas, Roberto Saviano ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar

Label
The piranhas
Title
The piranhas
Statement of responsibility
Roberto Saviano ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Nicolas Fiorillo is a brilliant and ambitious fifteen-year-old from the slums of Naples, eager to make his mark and to acquire power and the money that comes with it. With nine friends, he sets out to create a new paranza, or gang. Together they roam the streets on their motorscooters, learning how to break into the network of small-time hoodlums that controls drug-dealing and petty crime in the city. They learn to cheat and to steal, to shoot semiautomatic pistols and AK-47s. Slowly they begin to wrest control of the neighbourhoods from enemy gangs while making alliances with failing old bosses. Nicolas's strategic brilliance is prodigious, and his cohorts' rapid rise and envelopment in the ensuing maelstrom of violence and death is riveting and impossible to turn away from. In The Piranhas, Roberto Saviano imagines the lurid glamour of Nicolas's story with all the vividness and insight that made Gomorrah a worldwide sensation.--
Member of
Summary
Fifteen-year-old Nicholas, a member of one of Naples' mafia-run child gangs, aspires to be more than just a lackey, but he soon finds his ambition getting him into trouble
Tone
Writing style
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10692420
Cataloging source
DLC
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1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saviano, Roberto
Dewey number
853.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Shugaar, Antony
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True
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  • Teenagers
  • Gangs
  • Violence
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the boy bosses of Naples
Label
The piranhas, Roberto Saviano ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Italian by Feltrinelli Editore, Italy, as La paranza dei bambini" -- 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
000063960338
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xii, 345 pages
Isbn
9780374230029
Lccn
2017059821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The piranhas, Roberto Saviano ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Italian by Feltrinelli Editore, Italy, as La paranza dei bambini" -- 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
000063960338
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xii, 345 pages
Isbn
9780374230029
Lccn
2017059821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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