Leonardo Sciascia (1921-1989) was born in Racamulto, Sicily. Starting in the 1950s, he established himself in Italy as a novelist and essayist, and also as a controversial commentator on political affairs. Among his many other books are Salt on the Wound, a biography of a Sicilian town, The Council of Egypt, an historical novel, and Todo Modo, a book in a genre that Sciascia could be said to have invented: the metaphysical mystery.
The Moro Affair presents a chilling picture of how a secretive government and a ruthless terrorist faction help to keep each other in business.
District Attorney Varga is shot dead. Then Judge Sanza is killed. Then Judge Azar. Are these random murders, or part of a conspiracy?
This short, beautifully paced novel is a mesmerizing description of the Mafia at work.
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.
Sciascia examines the contradictions—sometimes comic, sometimes deadly, and sometimes both—of Sicily’s turbulent history and day-to-day life.