Join us

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Newsletter

Carlo Bonini, Giancarlo De Cataldo

Suburra

2017, pp. 528, Paperback
ISBN: 9781609454074
Translated by: Antony Shugaar
Region: Italy
Book collection: World Noir
Available as ebook Available as ebook Available as ebook
$ 18.00
Sample chapter Sample chapter Sample chapter

The book

In Ostia, a depressed coastal settlement twenty miles from the powerful and corrupt city of Rome, a mighty local crime family, the Mafia, corrupt politicians, and new rabid criminal elements battle each other for a billion-dollar payoff.

Suburra will be released as a Netflix original series in 2017.

During the final days of Silvio Berlusconi's reign, a massive development proposal that will turn Ostia into a gambling paradise, a Las Vegas on the Mediterranean, is winding its way through the Italian legislature thanks to the sponsorship of politicians in the pay of crime syndicates with vested interests. In short, it's business as usual in the Italian capital. But a vicious gang of local thugs loyal to nobody but themselves is insisting on a bigger cut than agreed upon. They argue their case quite convincingly, but the Mafia and their political puppets aren't likely to back down without a fight.

De Cataldo and Bonini have created a compelling, provocative portrait of contemporary Rome--a city prey to pitiless criminal factions and political opportunism. A fast-paced and atmospheric work of crime fiction, Suburra rivals the best novels by writers such as Denis Lehane, Richard Price, and George Pelecanos, and successful series like The Wire and The Night Of.

Authors

Carlo Bonini
Carlo Bonini is a staff writer at the Italian national daily, La Repubblica.


Giancarlo De Cataldo
Giancarlo De Cataldo is the author of the bestselling novel, Romanzo Criminale, an essayist, the author of numerous TV screenplays, and a judge on the circuit court of Rome.

Press

From the same country

  • Donatella Di Pietrantonio

    A Girl Returned

    2019, pp. 160, $ 16.00
    Told with an immediacy and a rare expressive intensity that has earned it countless adoring readers and one of Italy’s most prestigious literary...
  • Fabio Bartolomei

    We Are Family

    2019, pp. 320, $ 18.00
    Al Santamaria is a child prodigy, maybe a genius. It is not out of the realm of possibility that he, alone, will save the human race. But first,...
  • Elena Ferrante

    My Brilliant Friend (HBO Tie-in Edition)

    2018, pp. 333, $ 17.00
    A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about...
  • Maurizio de Giovanni

    Nameless Serenade

    2018, pp. 416, $ 17.00
    That autumn it seemed the rain in Naples would never stop, and Commissario Ricciardi found himself having to face not only a homicide but long-buried...
  • Andrea Camilleri

    The Sacco Gang

    2018, pp. 144, $ 14.00
    A "wild west" tale of two brothers who battle both the state and a mafia empire in 1920s Italy, from famed Italian author Andrea Camilleri.
  • Maurizio de Giovanni

    I Will Have Vengeance

    2018, pp. 224, $ 17.00
    Shortlisted for the 2012 Crime Writers Association Daggers Award

More suggestions

  • Alan Parks

    February's Son

    2019, pp. 336, $ 18.00
    The second thrilling installment in the Harry McCoy series. “McCoy is so noir he makes most other Scottish cops seem light grey.”—...
  • Gene Kerrigan

    Little Criminals

    2018, pp. 352, $ 17.00
    “A great story... relentless and brilliant.”—Roddy Doyle
  • Michel Bussi

    Don't Let Go

    2018, pp. 368, $ 17.00
    From the bestselling author of After the Crash, “a novel so extraordinary it reminded me of reading Stieg Larsson for the first time.”—...
  • Maurizio de Giovanni

    I Will Have Vengeance

    2018, pp. 224, $ 17.00
    Shortlisted for the 2012 Crime Writers Association Daggers Award
  • Gene Kerrigan

    The Rage

    2018, pp. 320, $ 18.00
    "Kerrigan's gripping police procedurals...are good news for readers who can appreciate the moral complexities of a flawed hero." — The New York...
  • Michel Bussi

    Time is a Killer

    2018, pp. 512, $ 18.00
    A fatal accident in the past, broken lives, family secrets...Michel Bussi serves up a gripping thriller, set amid the beautiful scenery of Corsica.

Join Our Newsletter and receive a FREE eBook!

Stay updated on Europa’s forthcoming releases, author tours and major news.

Are you a bookseller? Click here!

X