- Tapa blanda: 192 páginas
- Editor: Picador (7 de mayo de 2015)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1447265947
- ISBN-13: 978-1447265948
- Valoración media de los clientes: Sé el primero en opinar sobre este producto
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº949.949 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
Hunting Season (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 7 may 2015
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Sicily, 1880. When a stranger arrives in Vigata, the town's inhabitants immediately become unsettled. It seems the young man, Fofo, is the son of a local peasant legendary for his home-grown medicines; a man who was murdered many years before. Fofo opens his own pharmacy in Vigata and his remedies are sought by many. But he soon finds himself entangled with the local nobility: Don Filippo - a philandering marchese set on producing a new heir, his long-suffering wife Donna Matilde, his eccentric elderly father Don Federico, his son Federico and beautiful daughter Ntonto above all. But it won't be long before death visits Vigata and the town and its most noble family will never be the same again . . . Both a delightful murder mystery and a comic novel of huge brio, fired by love and obsession and filled with memorable characters, Hunting Season is a captivating novel from Andrea Camilleri, the bestselling author of the Inspector Montalbano series. 'For sunny views, explosive characters and a snappy plot constructed with great farcical ingenuity, the writer you want is Andrea Camilleri' New York Times
Biografía del autor
Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy's most famous contemporary writers. His books have sold over 65 million copies worldwide. He lives in Rome. The Inspector Montalbano series, which began with The Shape of Water, has been translated into thirty-two languages and was adapted for Italian television, screened on BBC4. The Potter's Field, the thirteenth book in the series, was awarded the Crime Writers' Association's International Dagger for the best crime novel translated into English. He is also the author of the historical comic mystery The Brewer of Preston.
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The setting is nineteenth-century Vigàta, an imaginary town in Sicily. The plot is peopled with nobles, peasants, priests, lascivious women, virtuous women, a doctor, a pharmacist, and police Inspector Portera.
The Inspector doesn't play much of a role, except to grow mildly suspicious when anyone dies under peculiar circumstances. And people do die oddly, quite regularly. The heroine moves through the dressed in black.
There's lots of licentious behavior to titillate and amuse the reader.
I didn't realize how much I liked the story until the end, when I saw that I'd been treated to a bizarre love story and a wildly clever plot.
The Hunting Season should be of great interest to Camilleri fans.
The mystery in this book are the continuing deaths of members of the landed Peluso family. Grandfather, grandson, wife, husband, etc. are dying some-what suspicious deaths in the village of Vigata. But are the deaths murders? And if so, who's the murderer? A "stranger" has come to town and has opened up a pharmacy. But who is he and what is his previous connection with the town and the townspeople? Camilleri serves up the townsfolk as both illiterate and canny and those who can read and write have some advantages over those who can't. But everyone in the village is caught up with who is who and what have some people gained in material wealth over others.
"Magic-realism" is a writing style which often helps an author explain things in a plot that are otherwise unexplainable to the reader. It's not my favorite style, but Andrea Camilleri - who explains in the afterword why he wrote the book - makes good sport of his plot and characters. It's a brief book but fun reading.
This is a witty confection that foreshadows the later coming of the great Montalbano and his modern Sicilian adventures and cohorts.