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Jean-Claude Izzo

Total Chaos

Jean-Claude Izzo

Total Chaos

2013, pp. 256, Paper
ISBN: 9781609451264
Translated by: Howard Curtis
Region: France
Book collection: World Noir
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£ 12.99

The book

“Full of fascinating characters, tersely brought to life in a prose style that is (thanks to Howard Curtis’ shrewd translation) traditionally dark and completely original.” —The Chicago Tribune

This first installment in the legendary Marseilles Trilogy sees Fabio Montale turning his back on a police force marred by corruption and racism and taking the fight against the mafia into his own hands.

The author

Jean-Claude Izzo
Jean-Claude Izzo was born in Marseilles, France, in 1945. He achieved astounding success with his Marseilles Trilogy (Total Chaos, Chourmo, Solea). In addition to the books in this trilogy, his two novels (The Lost Sailors, and A Sun for the Dying) and one collection of short stories (Vivre fatigue) also enjoy great success with both critics and the public. Izzo died in 2000 at the age of fifty-five. The author's official Web site (in french) Izzo at Wikipedia Europa Editions and PEN World Voices 2007 collaborate on Black & Blue, homage to Jean-Claude Izzo Read from Black & Blue: An Introduction to Mediterranean Noir

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