Naples is a city with two sides: the sun-kissed coast and the shadows of the back alleys. It is at once beautiful and full of suffering. It is the paradise of the devils.

This novel by Franco Di Mare is a mournful hymn of love for Naples and the compelling story of its eternal contradictions. A vivid and dreadful portrait of the city, setting the stage for a diverse cast of characters, from Carmine—a man with a double soul, a refined intellectual and a hitman—to the men who take part in a bloody showdown. The reporters, the housewives, the killers are all in some way tainted by the evil that inhabits the most beautiful gulf in the world.


Oriana Fallaci

Oriana Fallaci

Oriana Fallaci (1929–2006) was defined as “one of the most-read and best-loved writers in the world” by the dean of Chicago’s Columbia College, who awarded her an honorary degree in literature. As a war correspondent she had covered the great majority of our time’s conflicts, from Vietnam to the Middle East. Her books have been translated and sold in thirty countries.


  • book: A Man: A Novel
  • book: Letter to a Child Never Born

RCS Libri Authors

EBooks by RCS Libri


  • RCS Libri includes publishing houses with great traditions and prestige, such as Rizzoli, Bompiani, BUR, Sonzogno, Fabbri, Adelphi, Marsilio, Lizard, and RL. Its authors include Oriana Fallaci, Dacia Maraini, and Giulia Ottaviano.