The Colombian Mule

Autore: Massimo Carlotto
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1609451481
Grandezza: 76,23 MB
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When Colombian Arias Cuevas is caught trying to smuggle drugs through Venice airport, his fear isn't fuelled by the idea of prison. He's much more frightened of his aunt—it was her coke he took off with. He comes clean to avoid her wrath. The cops set up a sting to find out who was to be the recipient of the drugs, and art smuggler Nazzareno Corradi falls straight into the trap. But he's been set up. His lawyer hires "the Alligator," and his fixer, Max, to find out what's going on. Soon it becomes apparent why Cuevas was so afraid—the aunt, La Tia, has left a bloody trail in her wake, and is now looking to do some business in Italy, and she's not about to let anybody get in her way.

At The End Of A Dull Day

Autore: Massimo Carlotto
Editore: Europa Editions UK
ISBN: 1609451619
Grandezza: 29,63 MB
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Giorgio Pellegrini, the unforgettable hero of The Goodbye Kiss, has been living an “honest” life for eleven years. But that's about to change. His lawyer has been playing him, and now Giorgio is forced into service as an unwilling errand boy for an organized crime syndicate. At one time, Giorgio wouldn't have thought twice about robbing, kidnapping and killing in order to get what he wanted or to get out of a mess like this. But these days he's too long in the tooth to face his enemies head-on. To get back to his peaceful life as a successful businessman he's going to have to find another way to shake off the mob. Fortunately, though Giorgio's circumstances may have changed, deep down he's still the ruthless killer he used to be.

The Master Of Knots

Autore: Massimo Carlotto
Editore: Europa Editions UK
ISBN: 1609451902
Grandezza: 70,26 MB
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A woman has gone missing. Her husband, too ashamed to admit to police that he and his wife were part of a ring of S&M sexual adventurers, turns instead to the Alligator, entering a depraved demi-world where ferocious deviants prey upon lonely victims. Encountering such violence and desperation triggers memories of his own time in prison. And while the unwritten rule of ex-cons is that you must never talk about your experiences behind bars, the Alligator and his two old associates, Max Memory and Beniamino Rossini, are forced to confront demons they thought long buried.

Total Chaos

Autore: Jean-Claude Izzo
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1609453964
Grandezza: 66,24 MB
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Book One in the Marseilles Trilogy The father of Mediterranean noir, in Jean-Claude Izzo's novels, Marseilles is explosive, multi-ethnic, breathtakingly beautiful and deadly. Ugo, Manu, and Fabio grew up together on the mean streets of Marseilles where friendship means everything. They promised to stay true to one another and swore that nothing would break their bond. But people and circumstances change. Ugo and Manu have been drawn into the criminal underworld of Europe's toughest, most violent and vibrant city. When Manu is murdered and Ugo returns from abroad to avenge his friend's death, only to be killed himself, it is left to the third in this trio, Detective Fabio Montale, to ensure justice is done. Despite warnings from both his colleagues in law enforcement and his acquaintances in the underworld, Montale cannot forget the promise he once made Manu and Ugo. He's going to find their killer even if it means going too far. Fabio Montale is the perfect protagonist in this city of melancholy beauty. A disenchanted cop with an inimitable talent for living who turns his back on a police force marred by corruption and racism and, in the name of friendship, takes the fight against the mafia into his own hands. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Gaza Blues

Autore: Etgar Keret
Editore:
ISBN: 9780954054243
Grandezza: 22,30 MB
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Two writers, Israeli Etgar Keret and Palestinian Samir El-youssef, have engaged in a challenging and provocative artistic collaboration, producing a book of short stories and a novella exploring different aspects of a fraught and complex situation. Their darkly humorous tales reflect the dreams and nightmares of living in Israel today and during the first Intifada. All of Keret's collections have been best-sellers in Israel and have been translated to high acclaim around the world - into seventeen languages so far - and now, for the first time into English in the UK.

Divorce Islamic Style

Autore: Amara Lakhous
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 160945894X
Grandezza: 22,33 MB
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From the author of Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio The Italian secret service has recieved intel that a group of Muslim immigrants based in Rome's Viale Marconi neighborhood is planning a terrorist attack. Christian Mazzari, a young Sicilian court translator who speaks perfect Arabic, goes undercover to infiltrate the group and learn who its leaders are. Christian poses as Issa, a recently arrived Tunisian in search of a place to sleep and a job. He soon meets Sofia, a young Egyptian immigrant whose life with her husband, Said a.k.a Felice, an architect who has reinvented himself as a pizza cook, is anything but fulfilling. In alternating voices, with an anthropologist's keen eye and with sparkling wit Lakhous examines the commonplaces and stereotypes typical of life in multicultural societies. Divorce Islamic Style mixes the rational and the absurd as it describes the conflicts and the contradictions of today's world. Marvelous set pieces, episodes rich in pathos, brilliant dialogue, and mordant folk proverbs combine as the novel moves towards an unforgettable and surprising finale that will have readers turning back to the first page of Lakhous's stunning novel to begin the ride all over again.

From Plato To Nato

Autore: David Gress
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684827891
Grandezza: 28,17 MB
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Presents a history of Western civilization's origins and identity

Clash Of Civilizations Over An Elevator In Piazza Vittorio

Autore: Amara Lakhous
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781609450434
Grandezza: 37,55 MB
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A small culturally mixed community living in an apartment building in the center of Rome is thrown into dissaray when one of the tenants is murdered. As each of the victim's neighbors is questioned by the police, readers are offered an all-access pass into the most colorful neighborhood in contemporary Rome. Each character takes his or her turn "giving evidence," recounting his or her story—the drama of racial identity, the anxieties and daily humiliations born of a life spent on society's margins, but also the hilarious imbroglios that are inevitable in this melting pot of cultures. What emerges is a moving story that is common to us all. With language that is as colorful as the neighborhood it describes, Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio is characterized by a seemingly effortless prose that borrows from the cinematic tradition of the Commedia all'Italiana, as exemplified by directors such as Federico Fellini. At the heart of this bittersweet comedy, winner of Italy's prestigious Flaiano Prize for Fiction, is a social reality we often tend to ignore and an anthropological analysis, refreshing in its generosity, that cannot fail to fascinate.

2012

Autore: Whitley Strieber
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765318961
Grandezza: 14,57 MB
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On December 21, 2012, the date prophesied as the end of the world, a mysterious alien presence bursts from sacred sites across the globe, ripping human souls from their bodies and plunging the world into a time of ultimate chaos and darkness. 75,000 first printing.