The Resource Black souls, Gioacchino Criaco ; translated from the Italian by Hillary Gulley

Black souls, Gioacchino Criaco ; translated from the Italian by Hillary Gulley

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Black souls
Title
Black souls
Statement of responsibility
Gioacchino Criaco ; translated from the Italian by Hillary Gulley
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"In the remote Aspromonte Mountains in southern Calabria, Italy, three best friends embark on a life of crime in order to raise themselves up out of the poverty of their childhoods and the suffering of their parents. Brainy Luciano, the behind-the-scenes schemer, was orphaned as a little boy when the local mob boss had his postman father executed. Lazy, jovial Luigi has learned that there's no point in following the rules, since there is no path to riches for poor boys. And completing the triumvirate is the nameless narrator, from whose black soul comes the inspiration and energy for each new criminal project, from kidnapping to armed robbery to heroin dealing to contract killing. Set in the lush Aspromonte forest in an unnamed town inspired by the author's native Africo, the birthplace of the 'Ndrangheta, Calabria's ruthless and ubiquitous mafia, Black Souls draws on centuries of brigand lore, peasant rebellion history, mountain mythology, and colonial suffering to offer a gripping morality tale about how violence begets violence. The novel tells the cultural history of a disaffected people who have taken destructive paths into organized crime as a means of exploiting a system that has exploited them for hundreds of years"--
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1965-
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Criaco, Gioacchino
Dewey number
853/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
LC call number
PQ4903.R53
LC item number
A8513 2019
Literary form
novels
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Gulley, Hillary
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  • Friendship
  • Organized crime
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Italy
Label
Black souls, Gioacchino Criaco ; translated from the Italian by Hillary Gulley
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1040177875
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781616959975
Lccn
2018040584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1040177875
Label
Black souls, Gioacchino Criaco ; translated from the Italian by Hillary Gulley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1040177875
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781616959975
Lccn
2018040584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1040177875

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