“Don Pietraviva’s Fences” by Cataldo Russo

A timeless masterpiece

A modern novel already a classic, for both the realism with which it has been designed, and its plot and structure. A story that, going back to the roots of injustice, shows the hopelessly dense texture of complicities, demanded and endured, to which in Italy, and especially in Southern Italy, people have unfairly resigned. A masterpiece that should be in everyone’s library, and fully included among the classics of the twentieth century.

Translation by Silvia Accorrà (edited by Chiara Canova and Robert Mardle)

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Heiko H. Caimi
Heiko H. Caimi, born in 1968, is a writer, screenwriter, poet and teacher of fiction writing. He has collaborated as an author with publishers Mondadori, Tranchida, Abrigliasciolta and others. He has taught at the Egea bookshop of Bocconi University in Milan and several other schools, libraries and associations in Italy and Switzerland. Since 2013 he has been editorial director of the literature magazine Inkroci. He is one of the founders and organizers of the traveling literary festival Libri in Movimento. He collaborates with the news magazine "InPrimis" keeping the column "Pages in a minute" and with the blog of the writer Barbara Garlaschelli "Sdiario". He published the novel "I predestinati" (The Predestined, Prospero, 2019) and edited the anthology of short stories "Oltre il confine. Storie di migrazione" (Over the border. Migration stories, Prospero, 2019).