European Bookclub - A Voice in the Night
The discussion in English will be moderated by Professor Veronica Vegna
May 10th at 6pm
Italian Cultural Institute
500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450
Montalbano investigates a robbery at a supermarket, a standard case that takes a spin when manager Guido Borsellino is later found hanging in his office. Was it a suicide? The inspector and the coroner have their doubts, and further investigation leads to the director of a powerful local company.
Meanwhile, a girl is found brutally murdered in Giovanni Strangio’s apartment—Giovanni has a flawless alibi, and it’s no coincidence that Michele Strangio, president of the province, is his father. Weaving together these two crimes, Montalbano realizes that he’s in a difficult spot where political power is enmeshed with the mafia underworld.
First published in Italian by Sellerio Editore, Palermo, as Una voce di notte. Translated by Stephen Sartarelli.
The European Book Club (organized by EUNIC Chicago) meets regularly for a book discussion of a bestselling novel in English translation. Guests who would like to attend, should read the book in advance and come prepared to participate in the discussion.
Free and open to the public.