In an apocalyptic world, Lena Morse is employed in a cleaning company. Day and night she runs through the big city where public transports have stopped working for years, and the social segregation has reached extreme consequences. Grown up without the affection of a family, Lena becomes a woman in a microcosm of alienated people, ghost children, sadistic individuals and apparitions that populate her days on the verge of survival. A strange love and the hope of a different future push Lena to seek answers no longer about who she was, but about who she will become, while the mystery of a beastly and unnamed attraction seems to haunt her, perhaps to kill her, perhaps to reveal who she is. Set in the slums of an alienating and vivid metropolis, Il Grido confirms the talent of a storyteller who has the ability to invent stories by lending voice to our nightmares and our fears. With a bewitching writing and surprising characters, Funetta is able to entertain us and reveal what we are projecting into a future that already has much of our present.
Thanks to the Prize the book has been translated in English by Todd Portnowitz with the title The Cry and waiting for being published in the Unites States.
Luciano Funetta /