Numero Zero

Numero Zero

Umberto Eco


#1 Italian bestseller
 
“Witty and wry . . . It’s tough to not be charmed.” — New York instances publication Review

“One of the main influential thinkers of our time.” — Los Angeles Times
 
1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured and shot by means of neighborhood partisans. the correct situations of Il Duce’s loss of life stay controversial.
 
1992, Milan. Colonna, a depressed hack author, is accessible a rate he can’t withstand to ghostwrite a ebook. His topic: a fledgling newspaper, which occurs to be financed by means of a strong media tycoon. As Colonna will get to grasp the staff, he learns of the editor’s paranoid concept that Mussolini’s corpse used to be a physique double and a part of a much broader Fascist plot. It’s the inside track the newspaper desperately wishes. The proof? He’s engaged on it.
 
It’s all there: media hoaxes, Mafiosi, the Cia, the Pentagon, blackmail, love, gossip, and homicide. A conflict of forces that experience formed Italy when you consider that global battle Ii — from Mussolini to Berlusconi. “Farcical, critical, satiric, and tragic” (Le aspect, France), Numero Zero is the paintings of a grasp storyteller.
 
Umberto Eco (1932–2016) was once the writer of diverse essay collections and 7 novels, together with The identify of the Rose,The Prague Cemetery, and Inventing the Enemy. He acquired Italy’s maximum literary award, the Premio Strega, was once named a Chevalier de l. a. Légion d’Honneur by way of the French govt, and used to be an honorary member of the yank Academy of Arts and Letters

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