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The Day Of The Owl & Equal Danger. 2 Short Stories by Leonardo Sciascia

£39.99

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"In the piazza, a man lies dead. No one will say if they witnessed his killing. This presents a challenge to the investigating officer, a man who earnestly believes in the values of a democratic and modern society. Indeed, his enquiries are soon blocked off by wall of silence and vested interests; he must work against the very community to save it and expose the truth.The narrative moves on two levels: that of the investigator, who reveals a chain of savage crimes; and that of the bystanders and watchers, of those complicit with secret power, whose gossipy, furtive conversations have only one end: to stop the truth coming out. This novel about the mafia is also a mesmerising demonstration of how that organisation sustains itself. It is both a beautifully, tautly written story and a brave act of denunciation."

First edition printing of The Day Of The Owl and Equal Danger by Italian crime writer Leonardo Sciascia. Printed by Carcanet, Manchester in 1984.
Hardback, as new condition complete with dust jacket. Slight discolouration to the dust jacket, particularly the spine. All pages are intact and in excellent condition. Copy contains an afterword by Frank Kermode.

Small inscription on title page reads "To Dad, happy birthday '84. With love from Jamie."

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Author(s):
LEONARDO sCIASCIA
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
first
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0856355666
ISBN-13:
9780856355660
Number of pages:
119
Publisher:
Carcanet
Title:
The Day Of The Owl/ Equal Danger

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"In the piazza, a man lies dead. No one will say if they witnessed his killing. This presents a challenge to the investigating officer, a man who earnestly believes in the values of a democratic and modern society. Indeed, his enquiries are soon blocked off by wall of silence and vested interests; he must work against the very community to save it and expose the truth.The narrative moves on two levels: that of the investigator, who reveals a chain of savage crimes; and that of the bystanders and watchers, of those complicit with secret power, whose gossipy, furtive conversations have only one end: to stop the truth coming out. This novel about the mafia is also a mesmerising demonstration of how that organisation sustains itself. It is both a beautifully, tautly written story and a brave act of denunciation."

First edition printing of The Day Of The Owl and Equal Danger by Italian crime writer Leonardo Sciascia. Printed by Carcanet, Manchester in 1984.
Hardback, as new condition complete with dust jacket. Slight discolouration to the dust jacket, particularly the spine. All pages are intact and in excellent condition. Copy contains an afterword by Frank Kermode.

Small inscription on title page reads "To Dad, happy birthday '84. With love from Jamie."

Author(s):
LEONARDO sCIASCIA
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
first
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0856355666
ISBN-13:
9780856355660
Number of pages:
119
Publisher:
Carcanet
Title:
The Day Of The Owl/ Equal Danger

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