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A Simple Story (Paperback, New): Leonardo Sciascia
A Simple Story (Paperback, New): Leonardo Sciascia

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A Simple Story (Paperback, New)

Leonardo Sciascia; Foreword by Paul Bailey

Series: Modern Voices

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This new translation into English of the acclaimed writer's final detective story serves as the perfect introduction to an important Italian writer. Published just before the author's death, this novella refines and condenses Sciascia's analysis of corrupt systems and the crucial part they play in Sicily's politics and society. In a small Sicilian town, a young and inexperienced policeman receives a strange phone call from a retired diplomat. On investigating the matter, he finds the diplomat dead. What at first appears to be a simple case of suicide threatens to turn into a much more intricate situation, as the mounting investigation implicates pillars of the community. 'A Simple Story' is here published alongside 'Candido', a novella inspired by Voltaire's masterpiece Candide, the story of a naive young man making his way in the world.


Imprint: Hesperus Press Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Modern Voices
Release date: September 2010
First published: April 2010
Authors: Leonardo Sciascia
Foreword by: Paul Bailey
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 124
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-1-84391-425-9
Barcode: 9781843914259
Categories: Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Adventure / thriller
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Adventure / thriller > General
LSN: 1-84391-425-5

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