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Ferocity / Nicola Lagioia ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar.

Ferocity / Nicola Lagioia ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar.
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ISBN 9781609453817 (paperback)
Author Lagioia, Nicola, 1973- author.
Title Ferocity / Nicola Lagioia ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar.
Publisher/Date New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2017.
©2017
Pagination etc. 447 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary Note 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.
Language note Translated from the Italian.
Subject Families -- Italy -- Fiction
Political corruption -- Italy -- Fiction
-- Moral and ethical aspects -- Fiction.
Rich people -- Fiction
Murder victims -- Fiction
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Bari (Italy) -- Fiction
Noir fiction.
Added Author Shugaar, Antony translator.
Shelf Location F LAGI
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