Your Basket

Your shopping basket is empty.

View
Basket

Politics, economics, institutionsGomorrah Italy's other mafia -english -

Politics, economics, institutions Gomorrah Italy's other mafia -english -

Published to coincide with the eponymous blockbuster film, Roberto Saviano's groundbreaking and utterly compelling book is a major international bestseller. Since publishing his searing expose of their criminal activities, the author has received so many death threats from the Camorra that he has been assigned police protection. Known by insiders as 'the System', the Camorra, an organized crime network with a global reach and large stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs and toxic-waste disposal, exerts a malign grip on cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast is the deciding factor in why Campania has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and why cancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years.

In pursuit of his subject, Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer and on a construction site, both controlled by 'the System', and as a waiter at a Camorra wedding. Born in Naples, he recalls seeing his first murder at the age of fourteen, and how his own father, a doctor, suffered a brutal beating for trying to help an eighteen-year-old victim, left for dead in the street. "Gomorrah" is both a bold and engrossing piece of investigative writing and one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization.

Series Politics, economics, institutions Authors Roberto Saviano
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Subject Italian Language English
Publication Date September 2008 Size(mm) N/A
Binding Paperback Price £8.99
Pages 300 ESB Code 55513
Weight (gms) 250 ISBN 9780330450997
Inspection Copy No UK Delivery Limited Stock
  Full Title Politics, economics, institutions Gomorrah Italy's other mafia -english -

In order to add your own review to this title you must first log in so that we can validate your feedback.

Latest Blog

Read our latest blog, L'Italia cultura: Musica, cinema e teatro

We use cookies to help make our website better.

At the moment, your preferences prevent us from using cookies. If you are happy with this please click here otherwise find out more.

How we use cookies

Google Analytics is a marketing tool that allows us to see how our site is used, for example how many visitors we get and which pages are viewed most. This information is anonymous but requires cookies to track your actions on our website.

ShareThis is included in our product pages to provide links to social media tools like Twitter and Facebook, and enable you to bookmark or recommend our pages. ShareThis uses cookies to track how people use its service.

Some cookies are essential to any shopping site such as ours. They are used to keep track of your basket for example and cannot be disabled if you want to use the site at all.

You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies

If you'd prefer us not to use cookies for Google Analytics and ShareThis, please click here. If you agree to us using cookies please click here.