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Gomorrah : a personal journey into the violent international empire of Naples' organized crime system

Author: Roberto Saviano; Virginia Jewiss; Jonathan Galassi
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Picador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 10th anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto Saviano; Virginia Jewiss; Jonathan Galassi
ISBN: 9781250145031 1250145031 9780374165277 0374165270
OCLC Number: 967838935
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: Previous edition: 2008.
Description: xix, 296 pages : map ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Roberto Saviano ; translated from the Italian by Virginia Jewiss ; preface translated from the Italian by Jonathan Galassi.

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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 up close the drug cartel's 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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