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The Resource The root of all evil, Roberto Costantini ; translated from the Italian by N.S. Thompson

The root of all evil, Roberto Costantini ; translated from the Italian by N.S. Thompson

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The root of all evil
Title
The root of all evil
Statement of responsibility
Roberto Costantini ; translated from the Italian by N.S. Thompson
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Tripoli, 1960s. During the years in which post-colonial Libya fell prey to the sprawling greed of the West, Michele Balistreri suffered a succession of blows that would scar him for life. The death of his mother; the unspeakable horror that befell his best friend's family; his father's role in Gaddafi's ascent to power; and the innocent blood pact that would corrupt the course of his future. Rome, 1982. In the wake of a ruinous blunder, a ground-down Commissario Balistreri escapes his regrets through sex, alcohol and gambling. His sole responsibilities are now a stilted investigation into the death of a South American student, and a tiresome obligation - as a gratitude to the man who saved his career - to a rising television starlet needing protection from the pitfalls of fame. As the risks to this girl, Claudia Teodori, begin to rise along with her reputation, the sorrows of Balistreri's past also start to push back into his present
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StDuBDS
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1952-
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Costantini, Roberto
Dewey number
853.9'2
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maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Thompson, N. S
Label
The root of all evil, Roberto Costantini ; translated from the Italian by N.S. Thompson
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Publication
Note
This translation originally published: 2014
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780857389367
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
688 pages
Isbn
9780857389367
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps (black and white)
Label
The root of all evil, Roberto Costantini ; translated from the Italian by N.S. Thompson
Publication
Note
This translation originally published: 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780857389367
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
688 pages
Isbn
9780857389367
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps (black and white)

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