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Missing Head Of Damasceo Monteiro Antonio Tabucchi

Missing Head Of Damasceo Monteiro By Antonio Tabucchi

Missing Head Of Damasceo Monteiro by Antonio Tabucchi


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Summary

Monteiro had blundered onto a drug scam and needed to be silenced. Firmino, a cub reporter, is torn away from his fiancee and sent up to Oporto to cover the murder inquiry. Here he meets the corpulent, cigar-smoking lawyer called in to pin the blame where it ought to belong.

Missing Head Of Damasceo Monteiro Summary

Missing Head Of Damasceo Monteiro by Antonio Tabucchi

The head used to belong to one Damasceno Monteiro before his murderers removed it with an electric saw. Monteiro had blundered onto a drug scam and needed to be silenced. Firmino, a cub reporter in Lisbon, is torn away from his glamorous fiancee and his course on Post-war Portuguese novelists, and sent to Oporto to cover the inquiry into Monteiro s murder. There he meets Don Fernando, the corpulent, cigar-smoking lawyer, noted for his resemblance to Charles Laughton, who has been called in to pin the blame where it belongs. The more the inquiry progresses and Firmino pursues his own investigations, the more it becomes clear that there are hidden forces at work in the case. Tabucchi skilfully recreates the court-room procedure of the inquiry and lavishes his irony on the men, women and events surrounding it. He provides a brilliant sketch of Portuguese society in all its complexity and confusion.

Additional information

GOR002263366
9781860467707
1860467709
Missing Head Of Damasceo Monteiro by Antonio Tabucchi
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
20000331
160
N/A
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