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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221256824
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 270
Size : 135 x 215 mm
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The new Mysteries of Marseille

Release date : 19/05/2022
A brand new inquiry into the big scandals that have marked the last 20 years in the history of the city of Marseille
With this riveting document, Jean-Michel Verne leads us into the underbelly of France’s most complex and fascinating city. Almost forty years after a first book of inquiries published by a fellow journalist, he introduces us to the high life as well as to the underworld of a city where nepotism,... With this riveting document, Jean-Michel Verne leads us into the underbelly of France’s most complex and fascinating city. Almost forty years after a first book of inquiries published by a fellow journalist, he introduces us to the high life as well as to the underworld of a city where nepotism, white collar crime, political intrigue, reckonings and traffic of all sorts abound as well as the hope to finally escape this niche of life. Despite its blue skies and bright sun, Marseille, the French boho paradise on the doorstep of the Orient, is a unique city stuck in an economic cul-de-sac where pockets of extreme poverty coexist with the mansions of the obscenely rich.
Who is to blame? What has gone wrong? The new Mysteries of Marseille opens up the doors of this singular city through a multifaceted investigation underpinned by a thoroughly researched documentation as well as precious first hand testimonies.
 
Key points:
A riveting inquiry on a highly topical subject – Marseille, France’s powder keg where social and racial tensions never cease to spark conflict
A highly popular subject that has inspired one of France’s most successful movies in 2020: Bac Nord.
An author with a unique access to his subject: living in the Marseille area, Jean-Michel Verne has developed a large network of contacts and informants ranging from public personalities to local citizens.
A riveting and entertaining read – all affairs are being narrated as unfolding stories.
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EAN : 9782221256824
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 270
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont