Messina, Italy, 1977: since childhood Aurora, daughter of the Fascist Silini, has had the habit of taking refuge in the bathroom studying and dreaming of emancipation from her family, that's too much oppressive. Giovanni has always been the daredevil of Santatorre family, angry with his father and his "communism that smells of defeat", and wants to make a revolution. The two meet at the university, and a few months later they expect a little girl. But life together proves different from what they had fantasized. Frustration and fear of failure can also offend the most passionate bond.
Thanks to the Prize the book has been translated in English by Clarissa Botsford and waiting for being published in the Unites States.
Nadia Terranova /