W.R. Burnett – Conant

Conant is a classic gangster-like thriller that sees a journalist facing a crazy crime organization and that shows some noir moments of undeniable charm.
Burnett once again proves himself a master of painting a dark and violent world, the one directed by the architects of corruption, the men who push the buttons and spin the wheels of the political machine. A world that crushes men like Conant, caught in the middle by Nick Worden, an apparently benevolent tyrant of the Organization, and by Leone Worden, who represents the new generation of ferocious and unscrupulous men.
A challenge that will end in blood and that is a mere routine job for William R. Burnett: Conant is a no more than an entertainment novel far from the American author’s best works, but it is still enjoyable from the first to the last page, and demonstrates that blood is not water and that even works written for necessity can have their own dignity.

Translation by Silvia Accorrà (edited by Sabrina Macchi)

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Heiko H. Caimi
Author and screenwriter, he has been teaching Creative Writing since 1999. He collaborated with the Publisher Tranchida from 2007 to 2009 as a teacher at Forrester School, as a member of the management board and as an editor of the editorial board, as well as an author of the on-line magazines "Gluck59" and "Teneke". He has worked as a writer of short stories with Mondadori and GVE publishers and publishes short stories, articles, reviews and poems with various on-line magazines. He participated as a poet in the VII Annual Carovana dei Versi (Caravan of Verses) in 2012-2013, and some of his works have been be published in 2013 in an anthology by the publishing house Abrigliasciolta of Varese. He has taught courses on writing and screenwriting at the Egea Bookstore of Bocconi University in Milan, at I.I.S. A.Lunardi in Brescia in several libraries and associations in the district of Brescia and in some Swiss schools. A film for which he wrote the screenplay has been optioned twice. He worked as a writer in an international production ("Haiti Voodoo", 2011). A long time ago he played in several bands and collaborated on several short films. He currently lives and works in Brescia. Since 2002 he has been Chairman of Magnoliaitalia, and since 2013 he has been teacher and Conductor at the Writing Parlour in Brescia, a professional school for writers.