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I Hadn't Understood.

Author: Diego De Silva
Publisher: New York : Europa Editions UK, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vincenzo Malinconico is a wildly unsuccessful lawyer who spends most of his time at the office trying to look busy. His wife has left him. His teenage children worry him to death. And he suffers from a chronic inability to control his sentence structure. When he is asked to fill in as the public defender for alleged Mafioso Mimmo lo Burzone, Malinconico seizes the opportunity to turn his life around. Without  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diego De Silva
ISBN: 9781609458980 1609458982
OCLC Number: 815388732
Description: 1 online resource (479 pages)
Contents: MISPLACED ALTRUISM; TANGLES; THE PENGUIN ON THE LEDGE; EXPLOIT; WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO TODAY?; WHAT IF YOUR MOTHER FOUND OUT?; DESPERATE LAWYERS; FLOATING MAGNETS; WHAT MALINCONICO WOULD SAY ABOUT GILBERT O'SULLIVAN, ABOUT HIS SUBMERGED PESSIMISM AND THE PEDOPHOBIA OF CONTEMPORARY POP MUSIC, IF ANYONE WERE EVER TO ASK HIM (A DECDEDLY IMPROBABLE EVENTUALITY); VOLUNTEERS FOR KNOWLEDGE; YOU COULD FEEL IT IN THE AIR (THAT I WAS GOING TO BECOME FAMOUS); EGG; WHAT?; OUTLET; HERE COMES THE CAVALRY; FOUNDATIONS; PRESSING. WHAT MALINCONICO WOULD SAY ABOUT THE MOST COMMON OF ALL AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES, IF ANYONE EVER ASKED HIM ABOUT IT (QUITE LIKELY)SHOCK THE DOG; FLIRTING WITH YOUR EX; A KIND OF CLOSET FOR SKELETONS; WHAT MALINCONICO WOULD SAY ABOUT EUGENIO FINARDI, IF ANYONE EVER ASKED HIM (QUITE UNLIKELY); SUDDEN REVELATION OF AN OXYMORON; WHAT MALINCONICO WOULD SAY ABOUT THE CAMORRA AND ITS SUSTAINABILITY, IF ANYONE (BUT WHO?) EVER ASKED HIM; TURN-DOWNS; THAT'LL TEACH YOU TO SET ANOTHER PLACE AT THE TABLE; THE VALUE OF LOST THINGS; PEOPLE IN LOVE HEAR VOICES; SCHOOL-FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS. THE FLEXIBILITY OF THE LABOR MARKETTHE FLAVOR OF THE WRONG PLACE; THE REFRIGERATORS OF MEN WITHOUT WOMEN; AT LAST; ABOUT THE AUTHOR.

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Vincenzo Malinconico is a wildly unsuccessful lawyer who spends most of his time at the office trying to look busy. His wife has left him. His teenage children worry him to death. And he suffers from a chronic inability to control his sentence structure. When he is asked to fill in as the public defender for alleged Mafioso Mimmo lo Burzone, Malinconico seizes the opportunity to turn his life around. Without dwelling too long on what it might mean to be employed by the mob, he rushes to re-learn the Italian criminal code, all the while attempting to resist any further advances from his employe.

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