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Midnight in Sicily

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From the author of M and A Death in Brazil comes Midnight in Sicily.

South of mainland Italy lies the island of Sicily, home to an ancient culture that — with its stark landscapes, glorious coastlines, and extraordinary treasure troves of art and archeology — has seduced travelers for centuries. But at the heart of the island's rare beauty is a network of violence and corruption that reaches into every corner of Sicilian life: Cosa Nostra, the Mafia. Peter Robb lived in southern Italy for over fourteen years and recounts its sensuous pleasures, its literature, politics, art, and crimes.

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"In this richly detailed work, one feels the heat and tastes the canoli that the author describes." Library Journal

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"Peter Robb presents a labyrinthine tale that brilliantly juxtaposes essays on food and art with historical accounts." New York Times

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"A wonderful book, enthrallingly told." The Boston Globe

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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

 

A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

 

From the author of M and A Death in Brazil comes Midnight in Sicily.

 

South of mainland Italy lies the island of Sicily, home to an ancient culture that--with its stark landscapes, glorious coastlines, and extraordinary treasure troves of art and archeology--has seduced travelers for centuries. But at the heart of the island's rare beauty is a network of violence and corruption that reaches into every corner of Sicilian life: Cosa Nostra, the Mafia. Peter Robb lived in southern Italy for over fourteen years and recounts its sensuous pleasures, its literature, politics, art, and crimes.

About the Author

Peter Robb has divided his time among Brazil, southern Italy, and Australia for the last quarter century. He is the author of A Death in Brazil and M: The Man Who became Caravaggio, which was a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312426842
Author:
Robb, Peter
Publisher:
Picador USA
Author:
Peter B
Author:
Rob
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Travel, Italy
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.69 x 0.82 in

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Business » Management
History and Social Science » Europe » Italy » General
History and Social Science » World History » Italy
Travel » Europe » Italy
Travel » Travel Writing » Europe
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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Product details 480 pages Picador USA - English 9780312426842 Reviews:
"Review" by , "In this richly detailed work, one feels the heat and tastes the canoli that the author describes."
"Review" by , "Peter Robb presents a labyrinthine tale that brilliantly juxtaposes essays on food and art with historical accounts."
"Review" by , "A wonderful book, enthrallingly told."
"Synopsis" by ,
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

 

A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

 

From the author of M and A Death in Brazil comes Midnight in Sicily.

 

South of mainland Italy lies the island of Sicily, home to an ancient culture that--with its stark landscapes, glorious coastlines, and extraordinary treasure troves of art and archeology--has seduced travelers for centuries. But at the heart of the island's rare beauty is a network of violence and corruption that reaches into every corner of Sicilian life: Cosa Nostra, the Mafia. Peter Robb lived in southern Italy for over fourteen years and recounts its sensuous pleasures, its literature, politics, art, and crimes.

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