Midnight in Sicily

On Art, Feed, History, Travel and la Cosa Nostra

Peter Robb

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From the author of M and A Death in Brazil comes Midnight in Sicily.
 
South of mainland Italy lies the island of Sicily, home to an ancient culture that--with its stark landscapes, glorious coastlines, and extraordinary treasure troves of art and archeology--has seduced travelers for centuries. But at the heart of the island's rare beauty is a network of violence and corruption that reaches into every corner of Sicilian life: Cosa Nostra, the Mafia. Peter Robb lived in southern Italy for over fourteen years and recounts its sensuous pleasures, its literature, politics, art, and crimes.

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"A wonderful book, enthrallingly told."--The Boston Globe
 
"Quite simply the best book in English about Italy."--The Economist
 
"Peter Robb presents a labyrinthine tale that brilliantly juxtaposes essays on food and art with historical accounts."--Sandra Mardenfeld, The New York Times Book Review
 
"Extraordinary . . . As an introduction to post-war Italy . . . it can have few equals."--The Times Literary Suplement (London)
 
"Robb has written the finest recent book on Sicily. . . . Midnight in Sicily is as exquisitely prodigal as its subject."--Stephen Metcalf, Slate.com

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Peter Robb

Peter Robb has divided his time among Brazil, southern Italy, and Australia for the last quarter century. He is the author of A Death in Brazil and M: The Man Who became Caravaggio, which was a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year.

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Midnight in Sicily
On Art, Feed, History, Travel and la Cosa Nostra
Peter Robb

Trade Paperback

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Picador
November 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312426842
ISBN10: 0312426844
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 480 pages
$18.00
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