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To resist betrayal, in spite of any flattery; to preserve one’s roots, regardless of temptations; to struggle as if any defeat meant the loss...

Daniel Keyes – Flowers for Algernon

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Davide Rubini – The Final Whistle

In this novel, author Davide Rubini’s ambition is to give a true portrait of the connection between politics and football, two of the most...

Stefano Di Marino – Tiger’s brigades

  Adventure, ladies & gentlemen! Paris: Between the year 1912 and 1913, at a crucial moment in history. Stéphane Renard, the commissioner of the Police Brigades...

Dario Tonani – Chronicles of World9

Metal, sand, bones and blood. In an inhospitable world where wide deserts alternate with expanses of ice, the sand ships sail. In order to survive...

Georges Simenon – The bells of Bicêtre

A successful man is a victim of a stroke and wakes up in a hospital room: unable to relate to others because of a...

Steve Tesich – Karoo

It’s a wrap, Karoo! The American dream has a comically dark side, which Oscar-worthy screenwriter Steve Tesich reveals through the disillusioned eyes of the protagonist....

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Antonio Schifino, a worker in Italy during the seventies, frozen against his will, wakes up 10 years later in a country that has changed...

William Wall – Alice Falling

Alice cheats on her husband. Alice has sex with a much younger man, a student of philosophy who loves her quoting Kierkegaard and would...

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