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Winner of the 2015 Strega Prize, Italy's preeminent prize for fiction Ferocity is at once an intimate family saga and a cinematic portrait of the moral and political corruption of an entire society. It is an ambitious, stylish work by one of Italy's foremost novelists. Bari, southern Italy. On a stifling summer's night, on the outskirts of town, a young woman named Clara--the daughter of the region's most prominent family of real estate developers--stumbles naked, dazed, and bloodied down a major highway. Her death will be deemed a suicide. Her estranged half-brother, however, cannot free himself from her memory or the questions surrounding her death, and the more he learns about Clara's life, the more he reveals the moral decay at the core of his family's ascent to scoial prominence. Ferocity combines suspense, psychological acutiy, and contemporary realism in a feat of storytelling. It is fierce and relentless in pursuit of its characters' psychological truths, yet lyrical and moving as it describes the natural splendor of Italy ravaged by greed and regulatory negligence.
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display_description Southern Italy, the 1980s. On a hot summer's night under a full moon, far from the outlying neighborhoods of a southern Italian metropolis, Clara stumbles naked, dazed, and bloodied down a major highway. When she dies no-one is able to say exactly how or why, but her brother cannot free himself from her memory or from the questions surrounding her death. The more he learns about her life and death, the more he uncovers the moral decay at the core of his family's ascent to social prominence. At once an intimate family saga, a history of an entire region, and a portrait of the moral and political corruption of a whole society, Ferocity is an exhilarating, ambitious, and vivid work of fiction by Italy's foremost literary novelist. -- Amazon.com.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Families -- Italy -- 20th century -- Fiction, Families -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Italy -- 20th century -- Fiction, Noir fiction, Political corruption -- Italy -- 20th century -- Fiction, Wealth -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Italy -- 20th century -- Fiction
title_display Ferocity
title_full Ferocity / Nicola Lagioia ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar, Ferocity [electronic resource] Lagioia, Nicola, 1973-
title_short Ferocity
topic_facet Electronic books, Families, Moral and ethical aspects, Political corruption, Wealth