Temporary Perfections

Premio Selezione Campiello 2010

“Guerrieri is a wonderfully convincing character.”
The Times

“A first-rate thriller, stylish, witty and suspenseful.”
Kathy Reichs

The fourth novel by international bestselling writer Gianrico Carofiglio featuring defense lawyer Guido Guerrieri. 

An instant cultural sensation and number-one bestseller, Temporary Perfections features Guido Guerrieri, a defense lawyer practicing in the Italian city of Bari, the capital of Italy’s heel. Guerrieri is hired by an old colleague to take on a missing-persons case that the police have failed to solve: that of Manuela Ferraro, a university student who disappeared six months earlier after spending a September weekend at a beach resort. As Guerrieri digs deeper into Manuela’s life, he stumbles into a sinister drug ring and the real truth about why she vanished. Deeply thoughtful and highly suspenseful, Temporary Perfections is literary crime fiction at its best.

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Publication date: 14.01.2010
Publisher: Sellerio
Number of Pages: 336
Country: Italy

Editions +
Temporary Perfections Bitter Lemon Press

29 September 2011
Temporary Perfections Rizzoli International

13 September 2011
Skinnet bedrager HR Ferdinand

1 January 2011
Las perfecciones provisionales La esfera de los libros

5 October 2010
Le silence pour preuve Seuil

14 January 2010
Privremena savršenstva Imprimatur
1 October 2020
Přechodné dokonalosti Host
Czech Republic
3 December 2012
In ihrer dunkelsten Stunde Goldmann
1 April 2013
Ulotna doskonałość W.A.B.
1 September 2012
As Perfeições Provisórias Porto Editora
21 June 2013
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UK: Bitter Lemon Press
US: Rizzoli International

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