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How the Mafia got to our food

Giuseppe Antoci had been warned more than once. “You will end with your throat cut,” read one note, composed entirely of individual letters clipped fr(...)

Pupetta Maresca on her wedding day. When her husband, Pasquale Simonetti, was killed by Antonio Esposito, Pupetta targeted the killer. Photograph: Getty Images

While Elena Ferrante’s quartet of books, which began with My Brilliant Friend, opened up the closed, and often violent histories of Naples through fic(...)