Voices by Dacia Maraini
© 2002-2017 Italian-mysteries.com
Set in Italy

CRIMNI - Italian Noir


Paul Adam
 Unhold Trinity
Oliver Banks
 The Caravaggio Obsession
Tonino Benacquista
 Holy Smoke
Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini
 The Sunday Woman
Marcello Fois
 The Advocate
Leslie Forbes
 Waking Raphael
Luca di Fulvio
 The Mannequin Man
Carlo Emilio Gadda
 That Awful Mess on Via Merulana
Giuseppe Genna
 In the Name of Ishmael
Kelly Jones
 The Lost Madonna
Amara Lakhous
 Clash of Civilizations Over An Elevator in Piazza Vittorio
Dacia Maraini
William D. Montalbano
Magdalen Nabb
  & Paolo Vagheggi
 The Prosecutor
Ottavio Cappellani
 Who Is Lou Sciortino?
 Sicilian Tragedee
Ben Pastor
 Liar Moon
Alessandro Perissinotto
 Blood Sisters
Ellis Peters
 Holiday with Violence
Juan Manuel de Prada
 The Tempest
Giampiero Rigosi
 Night Bus
Giorgio Scerbanenco
 Duca and the Milan Murders
Leonardo Sciascia
 A Man's Blessing
 Equal Danger
 The Day of the Owl
T.C. Van Adler
 St. Agatha's Breast


Dacia Maraini

DACIA MARAINI is Italy's most controversial author. Works translated into English include ‘Isolina’, ‘The Silent Duchess’ (Campiello Prize 1990) and ‘Bagheria’. A fearless political and social campaigner, she is hated by the power brokers of Italian society. As The Guardian put it: “Once Alberto Moravia's lover, she is now a bestselling writer, vociferous about women and the Left, who has turned detective. No wonder the Italian establishment want to silence Dacia Maraini.”

Set in Rome (Lazio)
Florence (Toscana)

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(Translated from the Italian by
Dick Kitto and Elspeth Spottiswood)

JACKET NOTES:  Michela Canova, a radio journalist, returns home to find that Angela Ban, her neighbour, has been murdered.
Coincidentally, she is asked to prepare a series on crimes against women. Researching the programmes, Michela Canova is forced to confront the every day horror and violence if big city life.
Did Angela Ban, seemingly so sweet and fragile, drive her many admirers to the very limit of sexual frenzy until one of them exploded in an orgy of hatred and loathing? And why does she, Michela Canova, see the same pattern of incitement and repulsion repeat itself in her own relationships?
Once again, Dacia Maraini asks fundamental questions about the human condition.
How much can individuals escape patterns of domination, of male domination, that are in place the world ever?
Her sophisticated answers show why Maraini is one of Europe's outstanding voices.
(© Serpent’s Tail)