Set in a small and tight-knit community of `honest criminals' in a remote part of Russia, this is a tale of an extreme boyhood - exotic, violent and completely unique. Told from the perspective of a boy gaining his `education' as a member of the Mafia-like Urkas in Transnistria, we get a glimpse inside the strict codes of honour and the rituals of this bizarre community. Besides having a deep distrust of outsiders - especially the police - the community is split into `honest' and `dishonest' criminals and crime is all-pervasive. Even their youngest children are taught to understand violence and when it is appropriate to use it. By the age of six, Nicolai Lilin is given his first `pike knife' by an uncle and by the age of twelve he has been convicted of attempted murder.
Generi Storia e Biografie » Biografie Diari e Memorie » Biografie e autobiografie , Gialli Noir e Avventura » Gialli, mistery e noir , Politica e Società » Servizi sociali e Criminologia » Criminalità organizzata
Editore Canongate Books
Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM