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Author Stansberry, Domenic.

Title The last days of Il Duce / by Domenic Stansberry.

Publication Info. Sag Harbor, NY : Permanent Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Fiction  F STANSBERRY    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description 168 pages ; 23 cm
Summary "The Last Days of Il Duce" is a dark, elegantly written thriller set in North Beach, the old Italian neighborhood of San Francisco. It tells the story of Niccolo Jones, an ex-lawyer obsessed with his brother's wife, an obsession he won't give up even though it implicates him in murder -- and leads him into the intricate and tangled history of the neighborhood.
Aging Italian fascists, vengeful Chinese landlords, senile Beat poets who mutter into the ruins of abandoned hotels -- all inhabit the shadows as Niccolo pursues Marie Donnatelli, the woman at the heart of his obsession. Such passion exacts its price however, and in the end, "The Last Days of Il Duce" builds to an unflinching conclusion reminiscent of the classic noir mysteries of the 1940's.
Subject Italian Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction.
North Beach (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Fiction.
Italian Americans. (OCoLC)fst00980419
California -- San Francisco. (OCoLC)fst01204481
California -- San Francisco -- North Beach. (OCoLC)fst01312901
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Mystery fiction.
ISBN 1579620043
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