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The Resource Three-card monte, Marco Malvaldi ; translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis

Three-card monte, Marco Malvaldi ; translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis

Label
Three-card monte
Title
Three-card monte
Statement of responsibility
Marco Malvaldi ; translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis
Title variation
3-card monte
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ng
  • ita
  • eng
Member of
Summary
At the Bar Lume, with the exception of the bartender Massimo and his assistant, the beautiful and kindly Tiziana, the youngest regular customer is Aldo, seventy-something owner of the Osteria Boccaccio. Then come his longtime friends, each one older thanthe former. Their principle, indeed their only activity is sitting around at the Bar Lume ostensibly playing cards but in reality analyzing, postulating, gossiping, and chronicling every event that occurs in their small Tuscan town, their talk laced withcolorful tuscan slang and figures of speech. Massimo, all intuition but tending toward inaction, is obliged to investigate a homicide on behalf of his all-too-curious clientele and by Commissario Fusco of the local police. The old-timers provide a running commentary and play devil's advocate to any and all theories concerning the perpetrators of the crime. Their cunning at three-card monte has taught them how to see past appearances to the truth that lies behind. An Italian Comedy, a beguiling Italian mystery, and a vivacious portrayal of small-town Italy all wrapped into one
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10359066
Cataloging source
PABRO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malvaldi, Marco
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4913.A68
LC item number
G5613 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Curtis, Howard
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Second entry to the Bar Lume trilogy
  • World noir
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bartenders
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Murder
  • Italy, Northern
Target audience
adult
Label
Three-card monte, Marco Malvaldi ; translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9781609452056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o861479161
  • (OCoLC)861479161
Label
Three-card monte, Marco Malvaldi ; translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9781609452056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o861479161
  • (OCoLC)861479161

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