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To Each His Own

Sciascia, Leonardo

(Book - 2000)
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
To Each His Own
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Random House, Inc.
This letter is your death sentence. To avenge what you have done you will die. But what has Manno the pharmacist done? Nothing that he can think of. The next day he and his hunting companion are both dead.The police investigation is inconclusive. However, a modest high school teacher with a literary bent has noticed a clue that, he believes, will allow him to trace the killer. Patiently, methodically, he begins to untangle a web of erotic intrigue and political calculation. But the results of his amateur sleuthing are unexpected—and tragic. To Each His Own is one of the masterworks of the great Sicilian novelist Leonardo Sciascia—a gripping and unconventional detective story that is also an anatomy of a society founded on secrets, lies, collusion, and violence.

Blackwell North Amer
"This letter is your death sentence. To avenge what you have done you will die." But what has Manno the pharmacist done? Nothing that he can think of. He takes the letter for a joke. The next day he and his hunting companion are both dead.
The police investigation is inconclusive. However, Professor Laurana, a modest high school teacher with a literary bent, has noticed a clue that, he believes, will allow him to trace the killer. Patiently, methodically, Laurana begins to untangle a web of erotic intrigue and political calculation. But the results of his amateur sleuthing are unexpected - and tragic.

Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, c2000
ISBN: 0940322528
9780940322523
Branch Call Number: FIC S
Characteristics: xiv, 158 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Foulke, Adrienne W.

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An amatuer sleuth unwinds a web of intrigue, corruption and murder, violating the tacit rules of his small Sicilian community with tragic results.


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