280 pages, paperback; ISBN 978-1-911363-40 8
A tough and poetic thriller set under the Mediterranean sun. This is the story of three comrades who grew up together on the streets of Marseilles — Ugo, Manu and Fabio — and the gypsy beauty, Lole. Close friends in their youth, they become separated by life, and are brought together again by death.
This novel was adapted as a television series in 2001, and as a film in 2002.
The authorJean-Claude Izzo was a poet and a writer from Marseille. As well as Kíor Thuathail (Total Khéops), he has written the novels Chourmo and Solea. He died in 2000.