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Gomorrah: Italy's Other Mafia

3.77 (15,575 Ratings by Goodreads)
Gomorrah: Italy's Other Mafia

Gomorrah: Italy's Other Mafia

3.77 (15,575 Ratings by Goodreads)
Published: 2 November, 2007
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This is a dangerous, politically explosive international literary sensation. Roberto Saviano's groundbreaking and utterly compelling book is a major international bestseller, and has to date sold 650,000 copies in Italy alone. 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, 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 organization.

Roberto Saviano was born in Naples, where he still lives, and studied philosophy at university. This is his first book.

Type Book
ISBN 9780230703674
Number Of Pages 424
Item Weight 421 g
Product Dimensions 152 x 26 x 230 mm
Publisher Macmillan
Format Paperback