The city of the living

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New York, NY : Europa Editions, 2023.
9781609458317, 1609458311
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430 pages ; 24 cm
Wausau - MCPL - Adult Fiction New
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New York, NY : Europa Editions, 2023.
9781609458317, 1609458311


In March 2016, in a nondescript apartment on the outskirts of Rome, Manuel Foffo and Marco Prato, two "ordinary" young men from good families, brutally murdered twenty-three year old Luca Varani. News of the seemingly inexplicable crime sent shockwaves through Rome and beyond. What motivated such extreme violence? Were the killers evil or in the grip of societal evils? Did they know what they were doing? Or were they possessed? And if the latter, possessed by what? Based on months of interviews, court documentation, and correspondence with the killers themselves, The City of the Living is not only a fast-paced, revelatory thriller in the style of Lisa Taddeo's Animal, it is also a descent into the dark heart of Rome--a city that is unlivable and yet teeming with life, overrun by rats and wild animals, and plagued by corruption, drugs, and violence. Yet, the Eternal City is also a place that, more than any other in the world, seems to inspire a sense of absolute freedom in its inhabitants. Proceeding in concentric circles, Nicola Lagioia leads us through a maze of betrayed expectations, sexual confusion, inability to grow up, economic grievances, crises of identity--progressively tightening the focus of the analysis to locate the breaking point after which anything is possible. As hypnotic as Erik Larson's Devil in the White City, an heir to Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, and destined to cast on spell on fans of the Morbid podcast, The City of the Living is Nicola Lagioia's most gripping, bestselling, and critically acclaimed novel to-date. Razor-sharp, unputdownable, devastating, it is the story not only of a crime but of human nature itself; of the tension between responsibility and guilt, between the drive to oppress and the desire to be free; of who we are and who we can become.
Text in English, translated from the Italian.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lagioia, N., & Goldstein, A. (2023). The city of the living . Europa Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lagioia, Nicola, 1973- and Ann Goldstein. 2023. The City of the Living. Europa Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lagioia, Nicola, 1973- and Ann Goldstein. The City of the Living Europa Editions, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Lagioia, Nicola, and Ann Goldstein. The City of the Living Europa Editions, 2023.

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