Numero zero: a novel

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From the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague Cemetery, a novel about the murky world of media politics, conspiracy, and murder A newspaper committed to blackmail and mud slinging, rather than reporting the news. A paranoid editor, walking through the streets of Milan, reconstructing fifty years of history against the backdrop of a plot involving the cadaver of Mussolini's double. The murder of Pope John Paul I, the CIA, red terrorists handled by secret services, twenty years of bloodshed, and events that seem outlandish until the BBC proves them true. A fragile love story between two born losers, a failed ghost writer, and a vulnerable girl, who specializes in celebrity gossip yet cries over the second movement of Beethoven's Seventh. And then a dead body that suddenly appears in a back alley in Milan. Set in 1992 and foreshadowing the mysteries and follies of the following twenty years, Numero Zero is a scintillating take on our times from the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum.
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9788858769560
9781490694245
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Grouping Title numero zero
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auth_author2 Colacci, David., Dixon, Richard,, Dixon, Richard.
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display_description "A novel about the murky world of media politics, conspiracy, and murder."-- 1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured and shot by local partisans. The precise circumstances of Il Duce's death remain controversial. 1992, Milan. Colonna, a depressed hack writer, is offered a fee he can't resist to ghostwrite a book. His subject: a fledgling newspaper, which happens to be financed by a powerful media magnate. As Colonna gets to know the team, he learns of the editor's paranoid theory that Mussolini's corpse was a body double and part of a wider Fascist plot. It's the scoop the newspaper desperately needs, The evidence? He's working on it. It's all here: media hoaxes, Mafiosi, the CIA, the Pentagon, blackmail, love, gossip, and murder. A clash of forces that have shaped Italy since World War II---from Mussolini to Berlusconi. --From book jacket. 1992 Milan. Colonna is offered a fee he can't resist to ghostwrite a book. The subject: a newspaper committed to blackmail and mud slinging, rather than reporting the news. The editor of the paper has a theory that years ago Mussolini's death was faked; in fact, that almost every major news story in Italy's history was a media hoax or a conspiracy. Years of bloodshed and events that seem outlandish-- until the BBC proves them true. And then a dead body appears in a back alley in Milan..
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Civilization, Modern -- 20th century -- Fiction, Italy -- Fiction, Italy -- History -- 1945-1976 -- Fiction, Milan (Italy) -- Fiction, Mussolini, Benito, -- 1883-1945 -- Fiction, Political satire, Social satire
title_display Numero zero
title_full Numero Zero, Numero zero, Numero zero / Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon, Numero zero [sound recording] : a novel / Umberto Eco ; [English translation by Richard Dixon]
title_short Numero zero
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Civilization, Modern, Fiction, History, Literature, Mussolini, Benito, Mystery, Political satire, Social satire