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Tobias Jones - The Dark Heart of Italy

Tobias Jones - The Dark Heart of Italy

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In 1999 Tobias Jones emigrated to Italy, expecting to discover the pastoral bliss described by centuries of foreign visitors. Instead, he discovered a very different country, besieged by unfathomable terrorism and deep-seated paranoia, where crime is scarcely ever met with punishment. The Dark Heart of Italy is Jones's account of his three-year voyage across the Italian peninsula.

"Italy is really a great, mythological artichoke, a single flower, green and purple, where each leaf hides another, each layer covers another layer, jealously hidden. Whoever knows how to take off the outside leaves will discover unimaginable things, in a difficult voyage in time and space" - Carlo Levi

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