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Author: Jean-Claude Izzo; Howard Curtis
Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2005, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jean-Claude Izzo's . . . growing literary renown and huge sales are leading to a recognizable new trend in continental fiction: the rise of the sophisticated Mediterranean thriller. . . . Caught between pride and crime, racism and fraternity, tragedy and light, messy urbanization and generous beauty, the city for detective Fabio Montale is a Utopia, an ultimate port of call for exiles. There, he is torn between  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Claude Izzo; Howard Curtis
ISBN: 1933372044 : 9781933372044
OCLC Number: 62157403
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Translation of: Total Khéops
Description: 248 p. ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Total Khéops.
Responsibility: Jean-Claude Izzo ; translated from French by Howard Curtis.

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Jean-Claude Izzo's . . . growing literary renown and huge sales are leading to a recognizable new trend in continental fiction: the rise of the sophisticated Mediterranean thriller. . . . Caught between pride and crime, racism and fraternity, tragedy and light, messy urbanization and generous beauty, the city for detective Fabio Montale is a Utopia, an ultimate port of call for exiles. There, he is torn between fatalism and revolt, despair and sensualism. - The Economist This first installment in the legendary "Marseilles Trilogy" sees Fabio Montale turning his back on a police force marred by corruption and racism and taking the fight against the mafia into his own hands. Jean-Claude Izzo achieved astoundingly rapid success with his "Marseilles Trilogy". He died in Marseilles in 2000 at the age of 55.

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