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The piranhas : the boy bosses of Naples / Roberto Saviano ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar.

Saviano, Roberto, 1979- (author.). Shugaar, Antony, (translator.).
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  • 5 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Benton Co PL - Fowler F SAV (Text) 34044000955953 Adult Fiction Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood FICTION Saviano (Text) 36626103970679 2nd Floor New Adult Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown FICTION SAVI (Text) 39213000847925 New Adult Books Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch FICTION SAVI (Text) 39391006902207 Fiction Checked out 11/28/2018
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library FIC SAVIANO (Text) 39206021500416 New Materials Checked out 12/03/2018
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield FIC Saviano (Text) 31208912593482 new fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial FIC SAVIANO, ROBERTO (Text) 33946003366379 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374230029
  • ISBN: 0374230021
  • Physical Description: xii, 345 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Italian by Feltrinelli Editore, Italy, as La paranza dei bambini"--title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
Nicolas Fiorillo is a brilliant and ambitious fifteen-year-old from the slums of Naples, eager to make his mark and to acquire power and the money that comes with it. With nine friends, he sets out to create a new paranza, or gang. Together they roam the streets on their motorscooters, learning how to break into the network of small-time hoodlums that controls drug-dealing and petty crime in the city. They learn to cheat and to steal, to shoot semiautomatic pistols and AK-47s. Slowly they begin to wrest control of the neighborhoods from enemy gangs while making alliances with failing old bosses. Nicolas's strategic brilliance is prodigious, and his cohorts' rapid rise and envelopment in the ensuing maelstrom of violence and death is riveting and impossible to turn away from. In The Piranhas, Roberto Saviano imagines the lurid glamour of Nicolas's story with all the vividness and insight that made Gomorrah a worldwide sensation.-- Publisher's description.
Subject: Teenagers > Italy > Naples > Fiction.
Gangs > Italy > Naples > Fiction.
Violence > Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.

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