Gomorrah: A Personal Journey Into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System

By Roberto Saviano

"A "New York Times "Notable Book of the Year
"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 at close range its audacious, sophisticated, and far-reaching corruption that has paralyzed his home city and introduced the world to a new breed of organized crime.

"Engrossing . . . As much a literary lament as a gritty expose."--"Mother Jones"

"A literary tour-de-force . . . "Gomorrah"" "is an eyepopping, hair-raising, stomach-turning book."--"The Christian Science Monitor"

"Astonishing . . . gripping . . . [Saviano] exhibits the passion and heroism of a young man."--"The Washington Post"



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ISBN: 9780312427795

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Publisher Picador USA
Publish date 11/25/2008
Pages 301
ISBN-13 9780312427795
ISBN-10 0312427794
Language English

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