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Hell's Gate - 'Jane Aitken (Translator)', Laurent Gaudé, Emily Boyce
Hell's Gate
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When his son is killed by gangsters' crossfire on his way to school, Neapolitan taxi driver Matteo is consumed with despair. An encounter with strangers in a café raises the possibility of bringing young Pippo back from the dead, if they can locate the entrance to the underworld . . .
When his son is killed by gangsters' crossfire on his way to school, Neapolitan taxi driver Matteo is consumed with despair. An encounter with strangers in a café raises the possibility of bringing young Pippo back from the dead, if they can locate the entrance to the underworld . . .
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781910477328 (191047732X)
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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fromfirstpagetolast rated it
Matteo’s world comes to an end when his 6 year old son Pippo is killed, caught in the middle of a gang war. Guiliana, Pippo’s mother finds the only way she can cope with her grief is to never think of her son again. Matteo meanwhile, finds himself driving around the city of Naples at night. It is on...
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3.0 Hell's Gate
by Laurent Gaudé This story is translated from French and set in Naples, which could be an interesting combination, only the translation seems a little dry. Part of this is because some chapters are written in present tense, which I assume is true to the original. It might work better in French, b...
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