Roberto Saviano's "Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System""

Roberto Saviano's "Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System""

Author: 
Roberto Saviano
Book Excerpt: 
"The container swayed as the crane hoisted it onto the ship. The spreader, which hooks the container to the crane, was unable to control its movement, so it seemed to float in the air. The hatches, which had been improperly closed, suddenly sprang open, and dozens of bodies started raining down. They looked like mannequins. But when they hit the group, their heads split open, as if their skulls were real. And they were. men, women, even a few children, came tumbling out of the container. All dead. Frozen, stacked one on top of another, packed like sardines . . . "
Year of Publication: 
Sun, 2006-01-01
Rights Information: 
copyright, Roberto Saviano
City of Publication: 
New York City
Book Publisher: 
Picador Press