The Day Of The Owl

Leonardo Sciascia

Published: 2 January 2014
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 272 pages
ISBN: 9781847089250
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Published: 26 April 2001
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 272 pages
ISBN: 9781862074187
£7.99

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Overview

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 a wall of silence and vested interests; he must work against the 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.





 
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