Gomorrah

Roberto Saviano

Translated by Virginia Jewiss
3.74 based on 12047 ratings & 873 reviews on Goodreads.com
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07 March 2019
9781509882182
336 pages
Synopsis

With an introduction by Misha Glenny.

Since Gomorrah was first published in Italy in 2006, Roberto Saviano has received so many death threats that he has been assigned police protection in his native Naples. A groundbreaking study and a searing exposé, Gomorrah is the astonishing true story of the renowned crime organization the Camorra, known by insiders as ‘the System’. With a global reach, large stakes in construction, high fashion, illegal drugs and toxic waste disposal, the Camorra exerts a malign grip on cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast.

Now an international sensation, it is at once a bold and gripping piece of investigative journalism as well as the story of one brave young man, his life in Naples and his contempt for the murderous organization who destroyed the place he calls home.

Powerful and poetic

Sunday Telegraph

After reading Gomorrah, it becomes impossible to see Italy, and the global market, in the same way again

New York Times