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Gomorrah

Italy's Other Mafia

Author: Roberto Saviano and Virginia Jewiss  

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Tenth anniversary edition of the explosive international bestseller.

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Tenth anniversary edition of the explosive international bestseller.

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Since publishing his searing expose of their criminal activities, the author has received so many death threats from the Camorra that he has been assigned police protection. Known by insiders as 'the System', the Camorra, an organized crime network with a global reach and large stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs and toxic-waste disposal, exerts a malign grip on cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast is the deciding factor in why Campania has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and why cancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years.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.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 organisation.

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About the Author

Robert Saviano was born in Naples, where he still lives. This is his first book.

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In the spring of 2006, what began as a reporter's investigation of Neapolitan organized crime made international news headlines. The vigilante journalist Roberto Saviano compiled the most thorough account to date of the Camorra, the Neapolitan mafia, which exerts a malign influence on contemporary Italy. At great personal risk, Saviano worked undercover in his native city in Camorra-controlled factories, construction sites and even as a waiter at a mob wedding. 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. Unforgettable and utterly compelling, Gomorrah is a nightmare journey into a world of devastating brutality. Now with a new foreword from the author, this book is the classic account of organized crime.

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Product Details

Publisher
Pan Macmillan | Pan Books
Published
20th April 2017
Edition
10th
Pages
336
ISBN
9781509843886

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