Ferocity

Ferocity

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Penguin Putnam
Winner of the 2015 Strega Prize, Italy's preeminent prize for fiction

Ferocity
is at once an intimate family saga and a cinematic portrait of the moral and political corruption of an entire society. It is an ambitious, stylish work by one of Italy's foremost novelists.

Bari, southern Italy. On a stifling summer's night, on the outskirts of town, a young woman named Clara—the daughter of the region's most prominent family of real estate developers—stumbles naked, dazed, and bloodied down a major highway. Her death will be deemed a suicide. Her estranged half-brother, however, cannot free himself from her memory or the questions surrounding her death, and the more he learns about Clara's life, the more he reveals the moral decay at the core of his family's ascent to scoial prominence.

Ferocity combines suspense, psychological acutiy, and contemporary realism in a feat of storytelling. It is fierce and relentless in pursuit of its characters' psychological truths, yet lyrical and moving as it describes the natural splendor of Italy ravaged by greed and regulatory negligence.

Baker & Taylor
When the death of his estranged half-sister, young socialite Clara Salvemini, the daughter of real estate mogul Vittorio Salvemini, is ruled a suicide, a young man decides to launch his own investigation and the more he learns about her life, the more he uncovers the moral decay at the core of the Salvemini ascent to social prominence. Original. Winner of the Strega Prize.

Baker
& Taylor

Southern Italy, the 1980s. On a hot summer's night under a full moon, far from the outlying neighborhoods of a southern Italian metropolis, Clara stumbles naked, dazed, and bloodied down a major highway. When she dies no-one is able to say exactly how orwhy, but her brother cannot free himself from her memory or from the questions surrounding her death. The more he learns about her life and death, the more he uncovers the moral decay at the core of his family's ascent to social prominence. At once an intimate family saga, a history of an entire region, and a portrait of the moral and political corruption of a whole society, Ferocity is an exhilarating, ambitious, and vivid work of fiction by Italy's foremost literary novelist. -- amazon.com
When the death of his estranged half-sister is ruled a suicide, a young man launches his own investigation and the more he learns about her life, the more he uncovers the moral decay at the core of his family's ascent to social prominence.

Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada MAY 2017
ISBN: 9781609453817
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER

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