Midnight In Sicily On Art, Feed, History, Travel and la Cosa Nostra

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2007-11-27
  • Publisher: Picador
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year From the author of M and A Death in Brazil comes Midnight in Sicily . South of mainland Italy lies the island of Sicily, home to an ancient culture that-with its stark landscapes, glorious coastlines, and extraordinary treasure troves of art and archeology-has seduced travelers for centuries. But at the heart of the island's rare beauty is a network of violence and corruption that reaches into every corner of Sicilian life: Cosa Nostra, the Mafia. Peter Robb lived in southern Italy for over fourteen years and recounts its sensuous pleasures, its literature, politics, art, and crimes.

Author Biography

Peter Robb has divided his time among Brazil, southern Italy, and Australia for the last quarter century. He is the author of A Death in Brazil and M: The Man Who became Caravaggio, which was a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
A Marketp. 1
A Secret Kissp. 43
A Case of Knivesp. 77
A Thin Man and a Fat Manp. 119
A Prisonerp. 159
A Bad Habitp. 199
A Realist in Romep. 235
A Woman's Lifep. 263
Friendsp. 299
A Lover Deniedp. 337
A Maze Makerp. 371
Midnight in Sicilyp. 399
Postscriptp. 439
Some Playersp. 447
Sourcesp. 451
Excerpt from A Death in Brazilp. 461
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