The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro
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Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro by Antonio Tabucchi
Book DescriptionAntonio Tabucchi, Italy's premier writer and a best-selling author throughout Europe, draws together Manolo the gypsy, Firmino, a young tabloid journalist with a weakness for Lukacs and Vittorini, and Don Fernando, an overweight lawyer with a professed resemblance to the actor Charles Laughton, to solve a murder that leads far up and down Portugal's social ladder. As the investigation leads deeper into Portugal's power structure, the novel defies expectations, departing from the formulaic twists of a suspense story to consider the moral weight of power and its abuse.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780811216043
(206mm x 137mm x 15mm)
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Antonio Tabucchi
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First published as Tristano muore by Feltrinelli in 2004.
Pereira Maintains, Paperback (August 2015)View all books by Antonio Tabucchi
The much lauded modern classic is now being canonised
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Author Biography - Antonio Tabucchi
Antonio Tabucchi was born in Pisa in 1943 and died in Lisbon, his adopted home, in 2012. Over the course of his career he won France's Medicis Prize for Indian Nocturne, the Italian PEN Prize for Requiem, and the Aristeion Prize for Pereira Maintains. A staunch critic of the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, he once said that "democracy isn't a state of perfection, it has to be improved, and that means constant vigilance."
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