Numero Zero

Numero Zero

Umberto Eco


#1 Italian bestseller
 
“Witty and wry . . . It’s not easy to not be charmed.” — New York instances publication Review

“One of the main influential thinkers of our time.” — Los Angeles Times
 
1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured and shot by way of neighborhood partisans. the ideal conditions of Il Duce’s dying stay controversial.
 
1992, Milan. Colonna, a depressed hack author, is on the market a rate he can’t face up to to ghostwrite a publication. His topic: a fledgling newspaper, which occurs to be financed by way of a robust media tycoon. As Colonna will get to understand the crew, he learns of the editor’s paranoid thought that Mussolini’s corpse used to be a physique double and a part of a much broader Fascist plot. It’s the inside track the newspaper desperately wishes. The facts? He’s engaged on it.
 
It’s all there: media hoaxes, Mafiosi, the Cia, the Pentagon, blackmail, love, gossip, and homicide. A conflict of forces that experience formed Italy for the reason that international warfare Ii — from Mussolini to Berlusconi. “Farcical, severe, satiric, and tragic” (Le element, France), Numero Zero is the paintings of a grasp storyteller.
 
Umberto Eco (1932–2016) was once the writer of diverse essay collections and 7 novels, together with The identify of the Rose,The Prague Cemetery, and Inventing the Enemy. He got Italy’s optimum literary award, the Premio Strega, was once named a Chevalier de l. a. Légion d’Honneur by means of the French executive, and used to be an honorary member of the yank Academy of Arts and Letters

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