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The king of girgenti

Set in the first fifteenth century of the eighteenth century, Camilleri's new novel is inspired by an episode of Sicilian history. They were the years in which Sicily was with the Savoys, turns and revolutions took place. For six days girgenti became an independent kingdom with a farmer who self-crumbled king. He was called Michele Zosimo, in the days of the insurrection he seems to drink wine mixed with gunpowder. King for only six days, once the revolt was sedata, he was killed. Like the other Historic Camilleri novels (just think of "preston brewer" or the "telephone grant") this also has a completely particular structure. This time it is a sort of biography: conception, life, death, the three parts of which the book is composed. A return to the historical novel, maybe the kind more? Congenial in Camilleri, to whom the writer has been working for years and that his readers await with anxiety and curiosity, the same that has long been distinguished by the release of each book of him.

  • Author: Andrea Camilleri
  • Format: Paperback, 11.8 x 16.8 cm
  • Pages: 448
  • Publisher: Sellerio Publisher Palermo
  • Necklace: memory
  • Year: 2001

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