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The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro

(2000)
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A literary thriller of heroin rings and headless bodies uncovers social ills and corruption in modern day Portugal, while - as in all of Tabucchi's work - blurring genre boundaries.

Antonio Tabucchi, Italy's premier writer and a best-selling author throughout Europe, draws together Manolo the gypsy, Firmino, a young tabloid journalist with a weakness for Lukács and Vittorini, and Don Fernando, an overweight lawyer with a professed resemblance to the actor Charles Laughton, to solve a murder that leads far up and down Portugal's social ladder. As the investigation leads deeper into Portugal's power structure, the novel defies expectations, departing from the formulaic twists of a suspense story to consider the moral weight of power and its abuse.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

January 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro
Author(s): Antonio Tabucchi
ISBN: 0-8112-1393-5 / 978-0-8112-1393-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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Paperback Editions

January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro
Author(s): Antonio Tabucchi
ISBN: 0-8112-1604-7 / 978-0-8112-1604-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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March 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Missing Head Of Damasceo Monteiro
Author(s): Antonio Tabucchi
ISBN: 1-86046-770-9 / 978-1-86046-770-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Press
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Kindle Editions

January 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro (New Directions Paperbook)
Author(s): Antonio Tabucchi
Publisher: New Directions
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