PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Translator: Thomas Fazi Cover design: Marie Lane
'A powerful novel with strong characters which permeate your senses with their intensity. It is so alive you want to turn it into a film.' Marco D’Amore (Ciro di Marzo in Gomorrah)
'A fast-paced powerful novel with the characters so well delineated you feel that you hear them talking.'
Maurizio de Giovanni, author of the Inspector Ricciardi novels.
A tragic event changes Ciro Incoronato's life and he takes solace in crack cocaine and living in a fantasy world of his own creation. He has a life of violence and crime as a minor member of a Camorra crime family and gets his kicks by chasing the cars of young women up and down the Naples ring road, called by the locals La Strada degli Americani (The American Road). We see the world through his eyes and the havoc he causes through the eyes of others; a thirty-year-old factory worker Carmine Scognamiglio, a beautiful young music student Martina Marinelli and ultimately the Naples lawcourts.
Giuseppe Miale di Mauro gives us a work of fiction based on true events which is as unforgettable and powerful as Roberto Savinio’s Gomorrah.
No. of pages: 208
Publication date: 31.05.2023
Re-print date: 31.05.2023
978 1 912868 97 1
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