Total Chaos

By Jean-Claude Izzo; Howard Curtis (Translator)
(Europa Editions, Paperback, 9781933372044, 248pp.)

Publication Date: November 1, 2005

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"Jean-Claude Izzo's . . . growing literary renown and huge sales are leading to a recognizable new trend in continental fiction: the rise of the sophisticated Mediterranean thriller. . . . Caught between pride and crime, racism and fraternity, tragedy and light, messy urbanization and generous beauty, the city for [detective Fabio Montale] is a Utopia, an ultimate port of call for exiles. There, he is torn between fatalism and revolt, despair and sensualism."-"The Economist"

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.

Jean-Claude Izzo achieved astoundingly rapid success with his "Marseilles Trilogy," He died in Marseilles in 2000 at the age of 55.




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