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    Description"A "New York Times "Notable Book of the Year "" "A groundbreaking, unprecedented bestseller in Italy, Roberto Saviano's insider account traces the decline of the city of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network more powerful and violent than the Mafia. The Camorra is an elaborate, international system dealing in drugs, high fashion, construction, and toxic waste, and its influence has entirely transformed life in Campania, the province surrounding Naples. Since seeing his first murder victim, at thirteen, Roberto Saviano has watched the changes in his home city. For "Gomorrah," he disappeared into the Camorra and witnessed at close range its audacious, sophisticated, and far-reaching corruption that has paralyzed his home city and introduced the world to a new breed of organized crime.

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    A Personal Journey Into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roberto Saviano, Translated by Virginia Jewiss
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 301
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    ISBN 13: 9780312427795
    ISBN 10: 0312427794

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JKVM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    B&T General Subject: 805
    Ingram Subject Code: NC
    Libri: I-NC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    B&T Approval Code: C39204000
    DC22: 364.1/060945, 364.1060945
    DC21: 364.1060945
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: HV6453.I83 C42 2008
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    BISAC V2.8: TRU003000
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    25 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Robert Saviano was born in 1979 and studied philosophy at the University of Naples. "Gomorrah," his first book, has won many awards, including the prestigious 2006 Viareggio Literary Prize. After its publication, he was placed under police protection.
    Review quote
    "The most important book to come out of Italy in years. . . . I could not get this brave book out of my head."--"The New York Times Book Review ""Astonishing . . . gripping . . . [Saviano] exhibits the passion and heroism of a young man."--"The Washington Post ""Brilliant."--"The Wall Street Journal" "Read this important book and you will appreciate why Italy is still a country that needs heroes like [Saviano]."--"The Guardian"""(UK)"An Engrossing book, animated by a fervor that's uncommon in American investigative reporting . . . As much a literary lament as a gritty expose."--"Mother Jones""Endlessly eye-opening and sobering."--"Kirkus Reviews"