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  • Published: 1 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9781846147043
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

My Italians: True Stories of Crime and Courage



This is a deeply personal and candid portrait of Italy today: a place of trafficking and toxic waste, where votes can be bought and sold, where organized crime ravages both north and south - yet also where many courageous individuals defy the system, and millions work tirelessly for a better future.

This is a deeply personal and candid portrait of Italy today: a place of trafficking and toxic waste, where votes can be bought and sold, where organized crime ravages both north and south - yet also where many courageous individuals defy the system, and millions work tirelessly for a better future.

  • Published: 1 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9781846147043
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Roberto Saviano

Roberto Saviano was born in Naples in 1979. He is the author of the international bestseller Gomorrah, which has sold over ten million copies in fifty languages worldwide. The film adaptation of Gomorrah won the Grand Prix of the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. He has been living under police protection since October 2006, following threats received from the criminal organisations that he denounced. In November 2008 Saviano was invited by the Nobel Committee in Stockholm to give a lecture on 'Freedom of Speech and Lawless Violence.'

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Praise for My Italians: True Stories of Crime and Courage

Saviano is a blazingly vivid and courageous writer

Independent

A national hero

Umberto Eco

Saviano has an astonishing ability to write luminously yet subtly about terrible things

Le Parisien

Brave and passionate

Guardian

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