By Gianrico Carofiglio
"Carofiglio writes crisp, ironical novels which are as a lot love tales and philosophical treatises as they're criminal thrillers."—The New Yorker
"Part criminal mystery, half perception right into a guy scuffling with his personal demons. each personality in Carofiglio's fiction has a narrative to inform and they're continuously worthy listening to. because the writer himself is an anti-mafia prosecutor, this powerfully affecting novel merits from veracity in addition to tight writing."—Daily Mail
"A novel as a lot approximately human nature and the passage of time because it is ready law-breaking. Crisp laconic sentences, refined shifts in tone, and a unbroken translation that are supposed to be commended."—The instances Literary Supplement
When Martina accuses her ex-boyfriend, the son of a strong neighborhood pass judgement on, of attack and battery, no witnesses may be persuaded to testify on her behalf, and one legal professional after one other refuses to symbolize her. Guido Guerrieri is aware the case might convey his felony profession to a untimely, messy finish, yet he can't face up to the attraction of an it seems that hopeless reason. Nor can he deny an allure to Sister Claudia, the younger girl in control of the guard the place Martina resides. Claudia stocks his love of martial arts and his virulent hatred of injustice.
Gianrico Carofiglio used to be an anti-Mafia prosecutor in Bari, a port at the coast of Puglia, for a few years, and is now a member of the Italian senate. He has offered over 2.5 million books of the Guerrieri sequence in Italy alone.
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Trying to catch her. Of course, he never did catch her, because it wasn’t true. But that didn’t calm him down. It just made him worse. ” She broke off abruptly. I could tell from her face that she’d have liked to be there when those things had happened. And not just standing and watching. “The next day, she packed a few of her things, just the things she didn’t need any help with, and moved to her mother’s. She’d had her own apartment before, but she’d let it go when she went to live with him. And now the harassment started.
Whenever possible we go with her to and from work. For a few weeks she even came and worked in the refuge, which at least is somewhere he doesn’t know and can’t find her. But that’s no solution. She doesn’t have a life, she can’t go out in the evenings, can’t go for a walk, can’t go shopping in a supermarket, can’t do anything for fear she’ll run into him. Or that he’ll be following her. So she doesn’t go out any more. She stays at home, shut in, as if she’s in prison. ” It was Tancredi who replied.
I managed to cut into the conversation. ” “Oh, a friend of Giovanna’s teaches parachuting. He keeps asking them to join his course. You can get a licence, you know. ” They’ve asked you because they want to fuck you. The lesbian licence, that’s what they want you to take. That’s it – the flying lesbian licence. I didn’t say that. Obviously. We men of the left don’t say things like that, though we might think them. Besides, the two Giovannas looked as if they could easily have ripped my balls off and played pinball with them for a lot less.
A Walk in the Dark by Gianrico Carofiglio