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The Piranhas

The Piranhas

Author: Roberto Saviano
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374717532
Pages: 368
Year: 2018-09-04
In Gomorrah, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year, Roberto Saviano revealed a true, devastating portrait of Naples, Italy under the rule of the Camorra, a crime organization more powerful and violent than the Mafia. In The Piranhas, the international bestselling author returns to his home city with a novel of gang warfare and a young man’s dark desire to rise to the top of Naples’s underworld. 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 neighborhoods 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. “With the openhearted rashness that belongs to every true writer, Saviano returns to tell the story of the fierce and grieving heart of Naples.” —Elena Ferrante
La paranza dei bambini

La paranza dei bambini

Author: Roberto Saviano
Publisher: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 8858826590
Pages: 352
Year: 2016-11-10T00:00:00+01:00
Dieci ragazzini in scooter sfrecciano contromano alla conquista di Napoli. Quindicenni dai soprannomi innocui – Maraja, Pesce Moscio, Dentino, Lollipop, Drone –, scarpe firmate, famiglie normali e il nome delle ragazze tatuato sulla pelle. Adolescenti che non hanno domani e nemmeno ci credono. Non temono il carcere né la morte, perché sanno che l’unica possibilità è giocarsi tutto, subito. Sanno che “i soldi li ha chi se li prende”. E allora, via, sui motorini, per andare a prenderseli, i soldi, ma soprattutto il potere. La paranza dei bambini narra la controversa ascesa di una paranza – un gruppo di fuoco legato alla Camorra – e del suo capo, il giovane Nicolas Fiorillo. Appollaiati sui tetti della città, imparano a sparare con pistole semiautomatiche e AK-47 mirando alle parabole e alle antenne, poi scendono per le strade a seminare il terrore in sella ai loro scooter. A poco a poco ottengono il controllo dei quartieri, sottraendoli alle paranze avversarie, stringendo alleanze con vecchi boss in declino. Paranza è nome che viene dal mare, nome di barche che vanno a caccia di pesci da ingannare con la luce. E come nella pesca a strascico la paranza va a pescare persone da ammazzare. Qui si racconta di ragazzini guizzanti di vita come pesci, di adolescenze “ingannate dalla luce”, e di morti che producono morti. Roberto Saviano entra implacabile nella realtà che ha sempre indagato e ci immerge nell’autenticità di storie immaginate con uno straordinario romanzo di innocenza e sopraffazione. Crudo, violento, senza scampo.
Beauty and the Inferno: Essays

Beauty and the Inferno: Essays

Author: Roberto Saviano, Oonagh Stranksy
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844679500
Pages: 280
Year: 2012-09-18
Collects essays on subjects ranging from a tribute to author Frank Miller and a meeting with Salman Rushie to the author's life following the publication of his previous work that exposed the extent of mafia rule in Naples.
Bacio feroce

Bacio feroce

Author: Roberto Saviano
Publisher: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 8858829972
Pages: 400
Year: 2017-10-12T00:00:00+02:00
Sigillano silenzi, sanciscono alleanze, impartiscono assoluzioni e infliggono condanne, i baci feroci. Baci impressi a stampo sulle labbra per legare anima con anima, il destino tuo è il mio, e per tutti il destino è la legge del mare, dove cacciare è soltanto il momento che precede l’essere preda. La paranza dei Bambini ha conquistato il potere, controlla le piazze di spaccio a Forcella, ma da sola non può comandare. Per scalzare le vecchie famiglie di Camorra e tenersi il centro storico, Nicolas ’o Maraja deve creare una confederazione con ’o White e la paranza dei Capelloni. Per non trasformarsi da predatori in prede, i bambini devono restare uniti. Ed è tutt’altro che facile. Ogni paranzino, infatti, insegue la sua missione: Nicolas vuole diventare il re della città, ma ha anche un fratello da vendicare; Drago’ porta un cognome potente, difficile da onorare; Dentino, pazzo di dolore, è uscito dal gruppo di fuoco e ora vuole eliminare ’o Maraja; Biscottino ha un segreto da custodire per salvarsi la vita; Stavodicendo non è scappato abbastanza lontano; Drone, Pesce Moscio, Tucano, Briato’ e Lollipop sono fedeli a Nicolas, però sognano una paranza tutta loro... Fra contrattazioni, tradimenti, vendette e ritorsioni, le vecchie famiglie li appoggiano per sopravvivere o tentano di ostacolarli, seminando discordia direttamente in seno alle paranze. Una nuova guerra sta per scoppiare? Prosegue il ciclo della Paranza dei bambini e Roberto Saviano torna a raccontare i ragazzi dei nostri giorni feroci, nati in una terra di assassini e assassinati, disillusi dalle promesse di un mondo che non concede niente, tantomeno a loro. Forti di fame. Forti di rabbia. Pronti a dare e ricevere baci che lasciano un sapore di sangue. Non voglio il bacio sulla guancia che si prende l’affetto. Non voglio il bacio sulle labbra che si prende l’amore. Voglio il bacio feroce che si prende tutto.
A Woman's Story

A Woman's Story

Author: Annie Ernaux
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609803264
Pages: 104
Year: 2011-01-04
A New York Times Notable Book A Woman’s Story is Annie Ernaux’s "deeply affecting account of mothers and daughters, youth and age, and dreams and reality" (Kirkus Reviews). Upon her mother’s death from Alzheimer’s, Ernaux embarks on a daunting journey back through time, as she seeks to "capture the real woman, the one who existed independently from me, born on the outskirts of a small Normandy town, and who died in the geriatric ward of a hospital in the suburbs of Paris." She explores the bond between mother and daughter, tenuous and unshakable at once, the alienating worlds that separate them, and the inescapable truth that we must lose the ones we love. In this quietly powerful tribute, Ernaux attempts to do her mother the greatest justice she can: to portray her as the individual she was. She writes, "I believe I am writing about my mother because it is my turn to bring her into the world."
From Bad to Cursed

From Bad to Cursed

Author: Katie Alender
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1423152565
Pages: 448
Year: 2011-06-04
Alexis is the last girl you'd expect to sell her soul. She already has everything she needs--an adorable boyfriend, the perfect best friend, and a little sister who's finally recovering after being possessed by an evil spirit, then institutionalized. Alexis is thrilled when her sister joins a club; new friends are just what Kasey needs. It's strange, though, to see how fast the girls in The Sunshine Club go from dorky and antisocial to gorgeous and popular.
ZeroZeroZero

ZeroZeroZero

Author: Roberto Saviano
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143109375
Pages: 448
Year: 2016-08
An analysis of the international cocaine trade and its less-understood role in the global economy explores its rules, armies and influence on everyday life, detailing the arrangements among leading cartels and the violent extent of their power.
Gomorrah

Gomorrah

Author: Roberto Saviano
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429955384
Pages: 320
Year: 2007-10-30
A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano's gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network with a large international reach and stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs, and toxic-waste disposal. Known by insiders as "the System," the Camorra affects cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast, and is the deciding factor in why Campania, for instance, has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and whycancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years. Saviano tells of huge cargoes of Chinese goods that are shipped to Naples and then quickly distributed unchecked across Europe. He investigates the Camorra's control of thousands of Chinese factories contracted to manufacture fashion goods, legally and illegally, for distribution around the world, and relates the chilling details of how the abusive handling of toxic waste is causing devastating pollution not only for Naples but also China and Somalia. In pursuit of his subject, Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer, a waiter at a Camorra wedding, and on a construction site. A native of the region, 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 aid an eighteen-year-old victim who had been left for dead in the street. Gomorrah is a bold and important work of investigative writing that holds global significance, one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization.
To Reign in Hell

To Reign in Hell

Author: Greg Cox
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471106004
Pages: 336
Year: 2012-07-31
To Reign in Hell chronicles the fifteen years between the Original Series episode 'Space Seed' and the feature film 'The Wrath of Khan' - now widely regarded as a landmark in the Star Trek universe. Defeated by Captain James T. Kirk and exiled with his few remaining followers to the isolation of Ceti Alpha V, Khan Noonien Singh is marooned on a planet that has suddenly transformed into a hostile wasteland, where he and his band of acolytes must fight for their very lives. The once-proud conqueror finds his life irrevocably shattered, and begins his descent into madness…
Dear Zealots

Dear Zealots

Author: Amos Oz
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328987566
Pages: 192
Year: 2018-11-13
An urgent and deeply necessary work, Dear Zealots offers three powerful essays that speak directly to our present age, on the rise of zealotry in Israel and around the world. “Concise, evocative . . . Dear Zealots is not just a brilliant book of thoughts and ideas—it is a depiction of one man’s struggle, who for decades has insisted on keeping a sharp, strident and lucid perspective in the face of chaos and at times of madness.” — David Grossman, winner of the Man Booker International Prize From the incomparable Amos Oz comes a series of three essays: on the universal nature of fanaticism and its possible cures, on the Jewish roots of humanism and the need for a secular pride in Israel, and on the geopolitical standing of Israel in the wider Middle East and internationally. Dear Zealots is classic Amos Oz—fluid, rich, masterly, and perfectly timed for a world in which polarization and extremism are rising everywhere. The essays were written, Oz states, "first and foremost" for his grandchildren: they are a patient, learned telling of history, religion, and politics, to be thumbed through and studied, clung to even, as we march toward an uncertain future.
The Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel

Author: Antonio Paolucci
Publisher:
ISBN: 8895847539
Pages: 255
Year: 2016
- Presenting, for the first time, the new photographs of one of the most visited place in the world- Every day up to 22,000 tourists visit the Sistine Chapel- This book is a coedition with the Vatican MuseumPublished 2016 in collaboration with Edizioni Musei Vaticani, this book beautifully reproduces close-up views of Michelangelo's supreme work in new photography of the restored Sistine Chapel. Contents: Introduction; The Sistine Chapel; The Frescoes of the 15th Century; The Ceiling; The Last Judgement
My Italians

My Italians

Author: Roberto Saviano
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718199669
Pages: 144
Year: 2016-05-26
From the international bestselling author of Gomorrah, this is a deeply personal and candid portrait of Italy today: a place of trafficking and toxic waste, where votes can be bought and sold, where organized crime ravages both north and south - yet also where many courageous individuals defy the system, and millions work tirelessly for a better future. 'Saviano is a blazingly vivid and courageous writer' Independent 'A national hero' Umberto Eco 'Saviano has an astonishing ability to write luminously yet subtly about terrible things' Le Parisien 'Brave and passionate' Guardian 'One of the world's finest investigative journalists' GQ
Blame It on the Cowboy

Blame It on the Cowboy

Author: Delores Fossen
Publisher: HQN Books
ISBN: 1460396103
Pages: 384
Year: 2016-10-01
Every cowboy has a wild side—all it takes is the right woman to unleash it… All of Logan McCord's carefully laid plans erupt the day he walks in on his would-be fiancée getting…well, not so carefully laid. Tonight, just once, Logan is acting on instinct. And that instinct is telling him to say "Happy to oblige" to the cute stranger looking for a no-strings fling with a Texas cowboy. When chef Reese Stephens made her bucket list, she mistakenly thought she had weeks to live. Not that she regrets her one-night-stand with the gorgeous rancher. But she does regret leaving an heirloom watch as a parting gift. Tracking Logan down is easy. Walking away again is another matter. Because Reese's crazy past and Logan's battered heart are no match for the kind of chemistry that could turn one night into the start of a passionate lifetime.
The Ring

The Ring

Author: Roberto Saviano
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 0857050117
Pages: 75
Year: 2013
In Italy's impoverished south, choices are limited. Rules and traditions are more powerful than the lives of individuals, and young Italians who stand on the right side of the law still find themselves on the frontline. In 'The Opposite of Death', Maria is a seventeen-year-old widow before she has even made it to the altar; her fiancé enlisted and died in Afghanistan to avoid a life controlled by the mafia. In 'The Ring', a tale of bloody vengeance, a young woman comes to visit from the north, bringing with her ignorance and prejudice. Two women at separate poles of experience. Roberto Saviano has become a symbol of a whole generation of lost young Italians; these stories demonstrate once more the commitment to truth and justice that made Gomorrah such an exceptionally brave book.
A Christmas Garland

A Christmas Garland

Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345535979
Pages: 208
Year: 2012-10-30
“An annual treat,” declared The Wall Street Journal of Anne Perry’s Victorian-era holiday mysteries. Now she continues this magnificent tradition with A Christmas Garland, a yuletide tale set in exotic India. This time the mistress of mystery tells the story of a terrible crime that sets the stage for another: accusing an innocent man of murder. The year is 1857, soon after the violent Siege of Cawnpore, with India in the midst of rebellion. In the British garrison, a guard is killed and an Indian prisoner escapes, which leads to yet more British deaths. Cries for revenge are overwhelming. Despite no witnesses and no evidence against him, a luckless British medical orderly named John Tallis is arrested as an accomplice simply because he was the only soldier unaccounted for when these baffling crimes were committed. Though chosen to defend Tallis, young Lieutenant Victor Narraway is not encouraged to try very hard. Narraway’s superiors merely want a show trial. But inspired by a soldier’s widow and her children, and by his own stubborn faith in justice, Narraway searches for the truth. In an alien world haunted by memories of massacre, he is the accused man’s only hope. The trial of John Tallis equals the white-knuckle best of Anne Perry’s breathtaking courtroom dramas. And thanks to a simple Christmas garland and some brilliant detective work, Narraway perseveres against appalling odds, learning how to find hope within himself—and turn the darkest hour into one full of joy and light. PRAISE FOR THE CHRISTMAS NOVELS OF ANNE PERRY A Christmas Homecoming “Could have been devised by Agatha Christie . . . [Perry is] a modern master.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Vastly entertaining . . . uplifting and thought-provoking by turns.”—The Star-Ledger A Christmas Odyssey “[Perry] writes with detail that invades the senses.”—Lincoln Journal Star A Christmas Promise “Poignant . . . should be on the Christmas stocking list of anyone who likes a sniffle of nostalgia.”—The Washington Times A Christmas Grace “[A] heartwarming, if crime-tinged, complement to the holiday season.”—Booklist A Christmas Beginning “Intriguing . . . Perry’s use of period detail is, as always, strong and evocative.”—The Seattle Times From the Hardcover edition.