Death's Dark Abyss

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Death's Dark Abyss

By Massimo Carlotto; Lawrence Venuti (Translator)

Europa Editions, Paperback, 9781933372181, 152pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006

"A narrative voice that is cold, heartless, but, in a creepy way, fascinating."-The New York Times

A riveting drama of guilt, revenge, and justice, Massimo Carlotto's Death's Dark Abyss tells the story of two men and the savage crime that binds them. During a robbery, Raffaello Beggiato takes a young woman and her child hostage and later murders them. Beggiato is arrested, tried, and sentenced to life. The victims' father and husband, Silvano, is undone by his loss. He plunges into an ever-deepening abyss until the day, years later, when the murderer seeks his pardon, and the wounded Silvano turns predator as he ruthlessly plots his revenge.

About the Author
Massimo Carlotto's first book, an autobiographical novel entitled The Fugitive, deals with his time on the run in Latin America. Carlotto is one of the most important exponents of the Mediterranean Noir novel and has been called an Italian James Ellroy.