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Classics/modern classics The Day of the Owl

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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 mesmerizing demonstration of how that organization sustains itself. It is both a beautifully, tautly written story and a brave act of denunciation.

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Series Classics/modern classics Title The Day of the Owl
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date January 2014 Authors Leonardo Sciascia
Binding Paperback Pages 272
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 96
ESB Code 55123 ISBN 9781847089250
Inspection Copy No Delivery Limited Stock
  Price £9.99

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