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The Wine-Dark Sea



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Here are some of Sciascia's greatest stories - brief and haunting, the realist tradition at its best. In one tale a couple of men talk, cynically yet earnestly, about the etymology of the word 'mafia' - who they are, and why their interest is so piqued by the word, become apparent with frightening clarity. In another story a group of peasants are taken on board ship and promised that they will be put ashore illegally at Trenton, New Jersey; after a long time at sea, their landfall is far from what they expected. And Mussolini himself takes an interest in the case of Aleister Crowley, whose presence in Sicily has become an embarrassment.

Product code: 9781847089281

ISBN 9781847089281
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS15
On Sale Date 02/01/2014
No. Of Pages 272
Publisher Granta Books
A collection of the best of Sciascia's gritty, darkly glittering short stories.