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Gomorrah (10th anniversary edition)

By: Saviano, Roberto Jewiss, Virginia(Translated by)

1509843884 / 9781509843886
Paperback
364.10660945
20/04/2017
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England
20 cm xxiv, 300 pages : map (black and white)
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Previous edition of this translation: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.

Gomorrah is both a bold and engrossing piece of investigative writing and one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization. With a preface to mark the ten year anniversary of publication, Roberto Saviano's groundbreaking and utterly compelling book is a major international bestseller which has to date sold 750,000 copies in Italy alone.

A groundbreaking study and a searing expose, Gomorrah is the astonishing true story of the renowned crime organization the Camorra, known by insiders as 'the System'.

With a global reach, large stakes in construction, high fashion, illegal drugs and toxic waste disposal, the Camorra exerts a malign grip on cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast. In pursuit of his subject, Roberto Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer and on a construction site, both controlled by 'the System', and as a waiter at a Camorra wedding.

Born in Naples, he recalls seeing his first murder at the age of fourteen, and how his own father, a doctor, suffered a brutal beating for trying to help an eighteen-year-old victim, left for dead in the street.

Since publishing the author has received so many death threats from the Camorra that he has been assigned police protection.

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