Chourmo: Marseilles Trilogy, Book Two by JEAN-CLAUDE IZZOChourmo: Marseilles Trilogy, Book Two by JEAN-CLAUDE IZZO

Chourmo: Marseilles Trilogy, Book Two

byJEAN-CLAUDE IZZOTranslated byHoward Curtis

Paperback | May 17, 2013

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Book Two in the Marseilles TrilogyThis second novel in Izzo's acclaimed Marseilles trilogy is a touching tribute to the author's beloved city, in all its color and complexity. Fabio Montale is an unwitting hero in this city of melancholy beauty.Fabio Montale has left a police force marred by corruption, xenophobia and greed. But getting out is not going to be so easy. When his cousin's son goes missing, Montale is dragged back onto the mean streets of a violent, crime-infested Marseilles. To discover the truth about the boy's disappearance, he infiltrates a dangerous underworld of mobsters, religious fanatics, crooked cops and ordinary people driven to extremes by desperation.
Jean-Claude Izzo was born in Marseilles, France, in 1945. He achieved astounding success with his Marseilles Trilogy ( Total Chaos, Chourmo, Solea ). In addition to the books in this trilogy, his two novels ( The Lost Saliors, and A Sun for the Dying ) and one collection of short stories ( Vivre fatigue ) also enjoy great success with ...
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Title:Chourmo: Marseilles Trilogy, Book TwoFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.25 × 0.75 inPublished:May 17, 2013Publisher:Europa EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1609451279

ISBN - 13:9781609451271

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Praise for Izzo's Marseilles TrilogyOne of the masterpieces of modern noir."-Michael Dirda, Washington Post "Izzo's ability to describe Marseilles and to make his readers feel the multiracial reality of that city so directly and authentically is fascinating."-Andrea Camilleri, author of the bestselling Inspector Montalbano series"When the urge for escapist reading simply cannot be denied, there are always foreign authors like Jean-Claude Izzo."- The New York Times "A sensationally readable mystery... Full of fascinating characters."- The Chicago Tribune "Noir at it's finest."- Times Literary Supplement "Distinctive and fascinating."- Kirkus (Starred Review)"