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All the lies they did not tell : the true story of Satanic panic in an Italian community  Cover Image Book Book

All the lies they did not tell : the true story of Satanic panic in an Italian community / Pablo Trincia ; translated by Elettra Pauletto.

Trincia, Pablo, (author.). Pauletto, Elettra, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781542039116
  • ISBN: 1542039118
  • Physical Description: 232 pages : map ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Seattle : Amazon Crossing, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Previously published as Veleno. Una storia vera by Giulio Einaudi editore s.p.a. in Italy in 2019. Translated from Italian by Elettra Pauletto. First published in English by Amazon Crossing in 2022."--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
The accusations. The suspicions. The devastating impact. This is the true story of the Devils of the Bassa Modenese--the most notorious Satanic Panic investigation in the history of Italy. In 1997 a six-year-old boy questioned by authorities relayed disturbing stories of abuse. The more he talked, the more people were implicated in his shocking revelations. And he was only the first child to come forward. Within a year, fifteen more children with similar tales were transferred out of the Bassa region of Italy to protected locations. Their parents were accused of belonging to a satanic sect that performed sex rituals under the aegis of beloved local priest Don Giorgio Govoni. With each child's confession, the network of monsters grew. Families were torn apart. Lives were forever destroyed--and some ended--as allegations of kidnapping, torture, sacrifice, and murder escalated beyond comprehension. But what was really happening in the Bassa Modenese? In this gripping account of the Satanic Panic of the 1990s, investigative journalist Pablo Trincia returns to the scene of the crimes to find the answer. And the truth he uncovers is as terrifying as the lies.
Language Note:
Translated from the Italian.
Subject: Child sexual abuse > Italy > Modena (Province) > History > 20th century.
Sexually abused children > Counseling of > Italy > Modena (Province) > History > 20th century.
False memory syndrome > Italy > Modena (Province) > History > 20th century.
Genre: True crime stories.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 364.153 TRINCIA 2022 (Text) 0001012493026 Nonfiction New Available -

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