Classics/modern classics > The Day of the Owl
Classics/modern classics The Day of the Owl
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In the piazza, a man lies dead. No one will say if they witnessed his killing. This presents a challenge to the investigating officer, a man who earnestly believes in the values of a democratic and modern society. Indeed, his enquiries are soon blocked off by wall of silence and vested interests; he must work against the very community to save it and expose the truth.The narrative moves on two levels: that of the investigator, who reveals a chain of savage crimes; and that of the bystanders and watchers, of those complicit with secret power, whose gossipy, furtive conversations have only one end: to stop the truth coming out. This novel about the mafia is also a mesmerizing demonstration of how that organization sustains itself. It is both a beautifully, tautly written story and a brave act of denunciation.
|Series||Classics/modern classics||Title||The Day of the Owl|
|Publication Date||January 2014||Authors||Leonardo Sciascia|
|Inspection Copy||No||Delivery||Limited Stock|
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