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L'UOMO DI FUMO
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L'UOMO DI FUMO

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Product ID: 9788845292774
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ORIGINAL TITLE: By Gaslight
AUTHOR: Steven Price
TRANSLATORS: Piernicola D'Ortona & Maristella Notaristefano
PUBLISHER: Bompiani Editore
YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2019
GENRE: Foreign literary historical fiction
RECOMMENDED AGE: Adults
NUMBER OF PAGES: 815
FORMAT: Paperback 15cm x 21cm
LANGUAGE: Italian

ITALIAN DESCRIPTION:
Le miniere di diamanti del Sudafrica, i campi di battaglia della Guerra Civile americana, un paesaggio vittoriano modellato sul dolore e sulle speranze infrante: questi i fondali di un romanzo dal passo epico e dall’architettura stupefacente. Londra, 1885. In Edgware Road viene ritrovato il cadavere di una donna. La testa spiccata riaffiora a dieci miglia di distanza dalle acque melmose del Tamigi. L’ennesimo delitto orrendo che rischia di restare irrisolto in una città abitata da relitti umani, attraversata da fogne a cielo aperto, popolata da spiriti vagabondi, fasciata in una perenne nebbia sporca. Il nascondiglio perfetto per l’uomo di fumo, Edward Shade, il criminale che tutti cercano e tutti accusano. Allan Pinkerton, il detective più celebre di tutti i tempi, è morto senza riuscire a catturarlo; e ora tocca al figlio William, che ha ereditato l’ossessione, portare a termine l’impresa fallita. Ma anche Adam Foole, gentiluomo trasformista che viaggia accompagnato da un gigante e da una bambina, ha le sue ragioni per ritrovare Shade: e sono ragioni che alludono a un amore perduto, a una lettera, a un viluppo di segreti.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION:
A magnificent literary historical-suspense novel. London, 1885. In a city of fog and darkness, the notorious thief Edward Shade exists only as a ghost, a fabled con, a thief of other men's futures -- a man of smoke. William Pinkerton is already famous, the son of a brutal detective, when he descends into the underworld of Victorian London in pursuit of a new lead. His father died without ever tracing Shade; William, still reeling from his loss, is determined to drag the thief out of the shadows. Adam Foole is a gentleman without a past, haunted by a love affair ten years gone. When he receives a letter from his lost beloved, he returns to London in search of her; what he learns of her fate, and its connection to the man known as Shade, will force him to confront a grief he thought long-buried. What follows is a fog-enshrouded hunt through sewers, opium dens, drawing rooms, and seance halls. Above all, it is the story of the most unlikely of bonds: between William Pinkerton, the greatest detective of his age, and Adam Foole, the one man who may hold the key to finding Edward Shade. Epic in scope, brilliantly conceived, and stunningly written, Steven Price's "By Gaslight" is a riveting, atmospheric portrait of two men on the brink. Moving from the diamond mines of South Africa to the battlefields of the Civil War, the novel is a journey into a cityscape of grief, trust, and its breaking, where what we share can bind us even against our darker selves.


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