Total Chaos (Paperback)

By Jean-Claude Izzo, Howard Curtis (Translator)

Europa Editions, 9781933372044, 248pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2005



"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.