Erri de Luca – The Sky in a Stall

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«In his generation debacle there was a powerfuljustice hand, in the scourge there was a judgement to read. They were defeat to expiate their own carelessness.»
Alpini second lieutenant Aldo De Luca, he’s stationed in Albania, he leaves for an unpleasant furlough: his own home collapsed under August 1943 bombings.  His only estate doesn’t exist anymore. But is it really a misfortune?
In this minimal (but not minimalist) novel, Erri de Luca traces the summary of an experience, his father’s one, at the end of the Second World War. A bitter portrait, nevertheless filled with hope with characters who, in their simple humanity, remain impressed in the reader’s memory.
De Luca remains unique even in short novels.

Translation edited by Davide Spagnoli

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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).