Leonardo Sciascia

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.

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    The Moro Affair

    The Moro Affair presents a chilling picture of how a secretive government and a ruthless terrorist faction help to keep each other in business.

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    Equal Danger

    District Attorney Varga is shot dead. Then Judge Sanza is killed. Then Judge Azar. Are these random murders, or part of a conspiracy?

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    The Day of the Owl

    This short, beautifully paced novel is a mesmerizing description of the Mafia at work.

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    To Each His Own

    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.

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    The Wine-Dark Sea

    Sciascia examines the contradictions—sometimes comic, sometimes deadly, and sometimes both—of Sicily’s turbulent history and day-to-day life.