Suburra (Paperback)
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Suburra (Paperback)

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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 24/08/2017
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Already a successful Italian feature film, directed by Stefano Sollima, Suburra is now a major new Netflix serial for 2017, a tale of politics, intrigue and corruption that is Italy's answer to The Wire.

In Ostia, a depressed coastal settlement twenty miles from the powerful and corrupt city of Rome, a mighty local crime family, the Mafia, corrupt politicians, and new rabid criminal elements battle each other for a billion-dollar payoff.

Set during the final days of Silvio Berlusconi's reign, Suburra follows a massive development proposal that will turn Ostia into a gambling paradise, a Las Vegas on the Mediterranean, is winding its way through the Italian legislature thanks to the sponsorship of politicians in the pay of crime syndicates with vested interests. In short, it's business as usual in the Italian capital.

But a vicious gang of local thugs loyal to nobody but themselves is insisting on a bigger cut than agreed upon. They argue their case quite convincingly, but the Mafia and their political puppets aren't likely to back down without a fight.

De Cataldo and Bonini have created a compelling, provocative portrait of contemporary Rome - a city prey to pitiless criminal factions and political opportunism. A fast-paced and atmospheric work of crime fiction, Suburra rivals the best novels by writers such as Dennis Lehane, Richard Price, and George Pelecanos, and successful series like The Wire

Publisher: Europa Editions
ISBN: 9781609454074
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 368 g
Dimensions: 210 x 135 mm

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