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New Umberto Eco Novel, ‘Numero Zero,’ Coming This Fall By Alexandra Alter



New Umberto Eco Novel, ‘Numero Zero,’ Coming This Fall
By Alexandra Alter



THE NEW YORK TIMES
March 9, 2015 

Umberto Eco, the Italian writer and philosopher best known for novels like “Foucault’s Pendulum” and “The Name of the Rose,” will publish a new novel in the United States this fall, with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

The satirical novel, “Numero Zero,” takes place in Milan in 1992 and tells the story of a struggling ghostwriter. The ghostwriter and narrator, Colonna, gets hired to write the memoir of a journalist who works at a shady publication called “Domani,” which is financed by a media baron who resembles Silvio Berlusconi. In the process, Colonna gets pulled into a world of corruption and conspiracy theories, including a plot involving the C.I.A. and the corpse of Mussolini’s body double.

“This novel is vintage Eco — corrupt newspapers, clandestine plots, imaginary histories — and will appeal to his many readers and earn him legions of new ones,” Bruce Nichols, General Interest Publisher of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, said in a statement.

“Numero Zero,” which comes out here on Nov. 3, is already a best seller in Italy, and foreign rights have sold in 34 countries.

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