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Author: Shaun Whiteside; Wu Ming (Writers collective)
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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In Hollywood, Cary Grant has grown weary of cinema's glamour, but Her Majesty's Secret Service will break his malaise with a bizarre diplomatic mission. In Naples, Lucky Luciano fixes horse races and begins to lay the foundation for the global heroin trade. And in Bologna, a bartender searches for true love and his missing communist father. It is 1954--the height of the Cold War--and these three are on a path toward  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wu Ming.
Orlando : Harcourt, 2005
(OCoLC)639373299
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shaun Whiteside; Wu Ming (Writers collective)
ISBN: 9780151013807 0151013802
OCLC Number: 62341517
Description: 549 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: 54.
Fifty-four
Responsibility: Wu Ming ; translated from the Italian by Shaun Whiteside.
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In Hollywood, Cary Grant has grown weary of cinema's glamour, but Her Majesty's Secret Service will break his malaise with a bizarre diplomatic mission. In Naples, Lucky Luciano fixes horse races and begins to lay the foundation for the global heroin trade. And in Bologna, a bartender searches for true love and his missing communist father. It is 1954--the height of the Cold War--and these three are on a path toward an intersection that will involve the nascent KGB, Joseph McCarthy, Frances Farmer, Parisian lowlifes, Marshal Tito, David Niven, James Bond, and a very special television set called the McGuffin Electric. This book is a political thriller, a comic spy caper, a romance, and a social satire.--From publisher description.

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