Il Passato E' UNA Terra Straniera New Ed. (Italian Edition)

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Set largely in the southern Italian city of Bari, this stylish psychological thriller from Carofiglio (A Walk in the Dark) fuses Jack Kerouac's On the Road with hard-edged crime fiction ? la Henning Mankell's Inspector Wallander saga. When model law student Giorgio Cipriani meets charismatic philosophy student Francesco Carducci, he becomes enthralled by Francesco's dangerous lifestyle. Within weeks, Giorgio has abandoned his studies for high stakes poker games in which he and his newfound mentor cheat players out of large sums of money. Giorgio soon finds his life filled with late-night poker scams, drinking, drugs, and sexual encounters with random women. When Francesco manipulates him to take a "holiday" in Spain, Giorgio realizes just how completely he's forsaken his past. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Chiti of the Bari police tries to identify an elusive criminal who's been assaulting local women. The intertwining plot lines build to a haunting ending.

Giorgio, studente modello figlio di intellettuali borghesi, ha ventidue anni e una vita normale e un po' noiosa. Senza crepe, in apparenza. Francesco e' torbido, misterioso e affascinante. E baro. Le loro vite viaggiano separate fino all'incontro che segnera' il destino di entrambi. I due diventano amici e passano da una partita di carte truccata all'altra, da una bravata all'altra, in un vortice ubriacante che a poco a poco diventa un'inarrestabile discesa agli inferi. In parallelo corre un'indagine dei carabinieri su una serie di misteriose violenze. Il passato e' una terra straniera, nel confermare Carofiglio come uno dei nostri maggiori narratori contemporanei, e' un viaggio doloroso e inquietante in quel tempo fragile e misterioso che separa la giovinezza dall'eta' adulta.

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