Numero Zero (Hardback)
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Numero Zero (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 05/11/2015
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1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured and shot by local partisans. The precise circumstances of Il Duce's death remain shrouded in controversy. 1992, Milan. Colonna, a depressed hack writer, is offered a fee he can't refuse to ghost-write a memoir. His subject: a fledgling newspaper financed by a powerful media magnate. As Colonna gets to know the team, he learns the paranoid theories of Braggadocio, who is convinced that Mussolini's corpse was a body-double and part of a wider Fascist plot. It's the scoop he desperately needs. The evidence? He's working on it. Colonna is sceptical. But when a body is found, stabbed to death in a back alley, and the paper is shut down, even he is jolted out of his complacency. Fuelled by media hoaxes, Mafiosi, love, gossip and murder, Numero Zero reverberates with the clash of forces that have shaped Italy since World War II. This gripping novel from the author of The Name of the Rose is told with all the power of a master storyteller.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781910701089
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 222 x 145 x 23 mm

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“Great conspiracy thriller...”

What would happen if Mussolini wasn't the person who was captured an shot. Umberto Eco has written the most interesting conspiracy thriller full of love, corruption,murder and Mafia. It is incredibly gripping... More

Hardback edition
6th October 2015
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“The King of Conspiracy Returns”

Quite simply without Umberto Eco we would have had no Dan Brown and the wonder of the conspiracy theory at the heart of a novel. Numero Zero is his seventh novel and carries on in much the same vain as his previous... More

Hardback edition
4th November 2015
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“Fantastically clever...”

I was delighted when I received a proof of this book, and It didn't disappoint! A clever frame narration breaks down the boundaries between the personal and the public, while intricate plots of conspiracy and... More

Hardback edition
24th October 2015
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