The City of the Living

In March 2016, Manuel Foffo and Marco Prato, two “ordinary” young men from good families, brutally murdered twenty-three year old Luca Varani. News of the seemingly inexplicable crime sent shockwaves through Rome and beyond. What motivated such extreme violence? Based on months of interviews, court documentation, and correspondence with the killers themselves, The City of the Living is a descent into the dark heart of Rome—a city that is unlivable and yet teeming with life, overrun by rats and wild animals, and plagued by corruption, drugs, and violence.

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Publication date: 20.10.2020
Publisher: Einaudi
Number of Pages: 472
Country: Italy

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La città dei vivi (audiobook) Emons
6 October 2023
La città dei vivi (tascabile) Einaudi
5 July 2022
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