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The Ring

The Ring

In Italy’s impoverished south, choices are limited. Rules and traditions are more powerful than the lives of individuals, and young Italians who stand on the right side of the law still find themselves on the frontline.

In ‘The Opposite of Death’, Maria is a seventeen-year-old widow before she has even made it to the altar; her fiancé enlisted and died in Afghanistan to avoid a life controlled by the mafia. In ‘The Ring’, a tale of bloody vengeance, a young woman comes to visit from the north, bringing with her ignorance and prejudice. Two women at separate poles of experience.

Roberto Saviano has become a symbol of a whole generation of lost young Italians; these stories demonstrate once more the commitment to truth and justice that made Gomorrah such an exceptionally brave book.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fiction: Special Features / Fiction In Translation

On Sale: 6th November 2014

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781848664586


'Powerful and poetic' Arifa Akbar, Independent.
'Saviano's writing shifts into a different gear ... one of his great talents is his winning voice. Here, it is as strong as ever' Rosemary Goring, Glasgow Herald.
Glasgow Herald