The Advocate: A Sardinian Mystery

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The incident occurred in Nuoro, Sardinia about a hundred years ago. A prosperous young farmer was shot dead in his olive grove, and his hired hand, a young man called Zenobi, was found guilty. In absentia - he had gone to ground already after being accused of theft and was now a bandit with a price on his head. An open-and-shut case. Only the lawyer was willing to see whether the evidence for either charge stood up against the facts. Neither the courts nor the police wanted to reopen the case; the boy had effectively admitted his guilt by absconding. The lawyer's only recourse was to set up a trap of his own...

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MARCELLO FOIS was born in N-oro in 1960. He is one of the most gifted of a group of young writers exploring the cultural roots of their own regions. He lives in Bologna and in addition to writing for the theatre has written several successful novels.

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"The Advocate is... quite simply a masterpiece. It nurtures a wordless violence and a pastoral simplicity, tragic as the Mediterranean sun beating down upon this stony ground" Frederic Vitoux, Nouvel Observateur; "A brilliant fresco of Sardinian life, with the added element of bloodshed that gives it the dynamism of a first-rate crime novel... Here is a writer who really merits attention" Francesco Mannoni, Messaggero Veneto

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