Involuntary Witness, Paperback
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A nine-year-old boy is found murdered at the bottom of a well near a popular beach resort in southern Italy.

In what looks like a hopeless case for Guido Guerrieri, counsel for the defence, a Senegalese peddler is accused of the crime.

Faced with small-town racism fuelled by the recent immigration from Africa, Guido attempts to exploit the esoteric workings of the Italian courts.

More than a perfectly paced legal thriller, this relentless suspense novel transcends the genre.

A powerful attack on racism, and a fascinating insight into the Italian judicial process, it is also an affectionate portrait of a deeply humane hero.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781904738527



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Intelligent dialogue, neat reflections on life, and strong characterisation. Excellent.

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