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Antony Shugaar


Antony Shugaar

Antony Shugaar is a writer and translator. He is the author of COAST TO COAST and I LIE FOR A LIVING, and the co-author, with Gianni Guadalupi, of DISCOVERING AMERICA and LATITUDE ZERO.

Antony Shugaar

Books by Antony Shugaar

written by Roberto Saviano, translated by Antony Shugaar - Fiction

Nicolas Fiorillo is a brilliant and ambitious 15-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’ 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.

written by Maurizio de Giovanni, translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar - Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural

Three young people with very diverse backgrounds have been found murdered in three different neighborhoods, each shot with a single bullet, execution style. While his colleagues see little or no connection, Inspector Giuseppe Lojacono smells a rat. He is driven by his instincts and his own troubled recent history.