About Face ***SIGNED & DATED***
First American Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, and dated two days after US release ("22/04/09") by author on the FULL title page. Unread As New book in As New dust jacket. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in protective clear wrapper. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box with Delivery Confirmation. Bookseller Inventory # 002982
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In About Face, Leon returns to one of her signature subjects: the environment, which has reached a crisis in Italy. Incinerators across the south of Italy are at full capacity, burning who-knows-what and releasing unacceptable levels of dangerous air pollutants, while in Naples, enormous garbage piles grow in the streets. In Venice, with the polluted waters of the canals and a major chemical complex across the lagoon, the issue is never far from the fore.
Environmental concerns become significant in Brunetti?s work when an investigator from the Carabiniere, looking into the illegal hauling of garbage, asks for a favor. But the investigator is not the only one with a special request. His father-in-law needs help and a mysterious woman comes into the picture. Brunetti soon finds himself in the middle of an investigation into murder and corruption more dangerous than anything he?s seen before.
About the Author: Donna Leon has lived in Venice for many years and previously in Switzerland, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and China, where she worked as a teacher. She now combines writing with teaching English Literature at a university near Venice, and visits England regularly.
Title: About Face ***SIGNED & DATED***
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press, NY
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed and Dated By Author on the Full Title Page
Edition: 1st American Edition, 1st Printing.
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