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1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured and shot by local partisans. The precise circumstances of Il Duce s death remain controversial.

1992, Milan. Colonna, a depressed hack writer, is offered a fee he can t resist to ghostwrite a book. His subject: a fledgling newspaper, which happens to be financed by a powerful media magnate. As Colonna gets to know the team, he learns of the editor s paranoid theory that Mussolini s corpse was a body double and part of a wider Fascist plot. It s the scoop the newspaper desperately needs. The evidence? He s working on it.

It s all there: media hoaxes, Mafiosi, the CIA, the Pentagon, blackmail, love, gossip, and murder. A clash of forces that have shaped Italy since World War II from Mussolini to Berlusconi. Farcical, serious, satiric, and tragic (Le Point, France), Numero Zero is the work of a master storyteller.

UMBERTO ECO (1932 2016) was the author of numerous essay collections and seven novels, including The Name of the Rose, The Prague Cemetery, and Inventing the Enemy. He received Italy s highest literary award, the Premio Strega, was named a Chevalier de la Legion d Honneur by the French government, and was an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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From the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose, an enthralling new conspiracy thriller

1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured and shot by local partisans. The precise circumstances of Il Duce s death remain controversial.

1992, Milan. Colonna, a depressed hack writer, is offered a fee he can t resist to ghostwrite a book. His subject: a fledgling newspaper, which happens to be financed by a powerful media magnate. As Colonna gets to know the team, he learns of the editor s paranoid theory that Mussolini s corpse was a body double and part of a wider Fascist plot. It s the scoop the newspaper desperately needs. The evidence? He s working on it.

It s all there: media hoaxes, Mafiosi, the CIA, the Pentagon, blackmail, love, gossip, and murder. A clash of forces that have shaped Italy since World War II from Mussolini to Berlusconi. Farcical, serious, satiric, and tragic (Le Point, France), Numero Zero is the work of a master storyteller.
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  • PublisherHarvill Secker Uk
  • Publication date2015
  • ISBN 10 1910701092
  • ISBN 13 9781910701096
  • BindingPaperback
  • Number of pages192
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Condition: New. Idioma/Language: Inglés. This gripping conspiracy thriller by the author of THE NAME OF THE ROSE is already a number one bestseller in Italy. At Lake Como in 1945, Mussolini is captured by partisans and shot. Decades later, the details of Il Duce's death remain shrouded in controversy. Fuelled by media hoaxes and gossip, NUMERO ZERO unearths the cynical forces that have shaped Italy since the last days of World War II. *** Nota: Los envíos a España peninsular, Baleares y Canarias se realizan a través de mensajería urgente. No aceptamos pedidos con destino a Ceuta y Melilla. Seller Inventory # 12827559

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