" Eco’s novel on post-War Italy inevitably turns into a detective story. But it's one without a culprit: like all the great detective stories of [Italy’s] recent history...[which] Eco revisits at high speed in this fast-paced, frequently entertaining novel" ( La Stampa)
" A conte philosophique on our tendency to see conspiracies everywhere… [and] in the end, a damning confirmation of the long moral and civic decline of Italy over the past fifty years" ( Il Sole 24 Ore)
"Terrific – brave, even" ( Il Giornale)
"On the sly, [Eco] has been braver then Houellebecq… [he] has shown that he has balls" ( La Repubblica)
"Practically a manual on today’s communications" (Reoberto Saviano L'Espresso)
1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured and shot by local partisans. The precise circumstances of Il Duce’s death remain shrouded in controversy.
1992, Milan. Colonna, a depressed writer picking up hack work, is offered a fee he can’t refuse to ghost-write a memoir. His subject: a fledgling newspaper, which happens to be financed by a powerful media magnate. As Colonna gets to know the team of journalists, he learns the paranoid theories of Braggadocio who is convinced that Mussolini’s corpse was a body-double and part of a wider Fascist plot. It’s the scoop he desperately needs. The evidence? He’s working on it.
Colonna is sceptical. But when a body is found, stabbed to death in a back alley and the paper is shut down, even he is jolted out of his complacency.
Fuelled by media hoaxes, Mafiosi, love, gossip and murder, NUMERO ZERO reverberates with the clash of the forces that have shaped Italy since World War II. This gripping novel from the author of THE NAME OF THE ROSE is told with all the power of a master storyteller.
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Buchbeschreibung Harvill Secker Random House UK Nov 2015, 2015. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. 222x144x23 mm. Neuware - 1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured and shot by local partisans. The precise circumstances of Il Duce's death remain shrouded in confusion and controversy. 208 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781910701089