Gianrico Carofiglio
Rancore (Resentment)
A novel, Einaudi Stile Libero, 258 pages. Forthcoming in February 2022.

A new unauthorized investigation for the epic protagonist of La disciplina di Penelope (Penelope’s Discipline). A case that intersects and reveals the episode from the past that led her to leave the judiciary system, and leads to the most unexpected and shocking of endings.

The sudden death of a well-known and powerful university professor, officially due to natural causes, leaves some perplexity. His daughter is convinced that he has been murdered and that the culprit is his current wife, much younger, married in his second marriage, with whom she has an ongoing lawsuit for inheritance. So she turns to Penelope Spada, a former prosecutor who now leads a retired existence, earning what she needs as an “unlicensed private investigator”. Penelope finds the woman very unpleasant and her conjectures completely implausible. She is about to turn down the case, but when she hears the dead man’s name everything changes. It is not just any name, it has to do with Penelope’s troubled past and uncertain present. It has to do with her destiny. Therefore, shedding light on the story will become not only a way to discover a possible murderer, but also to put back together the pieces of her own life.

Gianrico Carofiglio

Gianrico Carofiglio was born in Bari and has worked for many years as a prosecutor specializing in organized crime. He was appointed advisor of the anti-Mafia committee in the Italian Parliament in 2007 and served as a senator from 2008 to 2013. He is the author of the novels featuring the character of the defense lawyer Guido Guerrieri: Testimone inconsapevole (Involuntary Witness, 2002), Ad occhi chiusi (A Walk in the Dark, 2003, Best International Noir of the year 2007 in Germany), Ragionevoli dubbi (Reasonable Doubts, 2006), Le perfezioni provvisorie (Temporary Perfections, 2010, Premio Selezione Campiello), La regola dell’equilibrio (A Fine Line, 2014), La misura del tempo (The Measure of Time, 2019, Premio Strega 2020 finalist). Officer of the Carabinieri Pietro Fenoglio is the protagonist of another series of novels: Una mutevole verità (A Shifting Truth, 2014, Premio Scerbanenco), L’estate fredda (The Cold Summer, 2016), La versione di Fenoglio (Fenoglio’s Version, 2019).
Among his fiction works: Il passato è una terra straniera (The Past is a Foreign Land, 2004, Premio Bancarella 2005), adapted into an internationally awarded film, Né qui né altrove (Neither Here Nor Elsewhere. A Night in Bari, 2009), Non esiste saggezza (There is No Wisdom, 2010, 2020), Il silenzio dell’onda (The Silence of the Wave, 2011, finalist for Premio Strega 2012), Il bordo vertiginoso delle cose (The Vertiginous Edge of Things, 2013), La casa nel bosco (The House in the Woods, 2014), written with his brother Francesco, Passeggeri notturni (Night Passengers, 2016), Le tre del mattino (Three O’Clock in the Morning, 2017) and La disciplina di Penelope (Penelope’s Discipline, 2021). Among his non-fiction books: La manomissione delle parole (Manumitting Words, 2010), Con parole precise (With exact words, 2015), Con i piedi nel fango (Feet in the Mud, 2018), Della gentilezza e del coraggio (On Kindness and Courage, 2020) and La nuova manomissione delle parole (2021). Many titles are also audiobooks, read by the author. In 2020 was released L’avvocato Guerrieri, Gianrico Carofiglio’s first audio-series. He has a podcast with his daughter Giorgia, called Coffee for Two. Gianrico Carofiglio’s multi-award winner and best selling books are translated into 27 languages worldwide.

Download here Gianrico Carofiglio rights catalogue.

 

Guido Guerrieri novels

Pietro Fenoglio novels

Penelope Spada novels

Novels

Short stories collections

Essays

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