River of Shadows: A Commissario Soneri Mystery by Valerio Varesi

River of Shadows: A Commissario Soneri Mystery by Valerio Varesi

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Introducing Commissario Soneri, a highly original, complex creation, in a brooding and evocative crime novel set in the Po valley.

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Rain falls relentlessly on the Po valley in northern Italy, and the river is swollen to its limits. A huge barge leaves its moorings, steering an erratic course downstream and away into the foggy night. When finally it runs aground hours later, the bargeman is nowhere to be found. That same evening, Commissario Soneri is summoned to investigate the apparent suicide of a man in nearby Parma. He and the bargeman were brothers, and when the detective discovers that they served together in the fascist militia fifty years earlier, the incidents seem likely to be linked. Resentments dating from the savage civil strife between Fascists and Partisans in the closing years of the war still weigh heavily, and as the flood waters begin to ebb, the river yields up its secrets: tales of past brutality, bitter rivalry and revenge. Valerio Varesi is a penetrating analyst of his country's dark and undigested history.

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SKU GOR003576242
Title River of Shadows: A Commissario Soneri Mystery
Author By (author) Valerio Varesi
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 1849164029
ISBN 13 9781849164023
Edition N/A
Prizes Shortlisted for Premio Strega 2003.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Description

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Rain falls relentlessly on the Po valley in northern Italy, and the river is swollen to its limits. A huge barge leaves its moorings, steering an erratic course downstream and away into the foggy night. When finally it runs aground hours later, the bargeman is nowhere to be found. That same evening, Commissario Soneri is summoned to investigate the apparent suicide of a man in nearby Parma. He and the bargeman were brothers, and when the detective discovers that they served together in the fascist militia fifty years earlier, the incidents seem likely to be linked. Resentments dating from the savage civil strife between Fascists and Partisans in the closing years of the war still weigh heavily, and as the flood waters begin to ebb, the river yields up its secrets: tales of past brutality, bitter rivalry and revenge. Valerio Varesi is a penetrating analyst of his country's dark and undigested history.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003576242
Title River of Shadows: A Commissario Soneri Mystery
Author By (author) Valerio Varesi
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 1849164029
ISBN 13 9781849164023
Edition N/A
Prizes Shortlisted for Premio Strega 2003.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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