Maria Corti – Everyone’s Hour


How much are we worth

In 1480, the Ottoman army, headed for Brindisi, laid in siege to the city of Otranto for two weeks. The inabitants, mostly unarmed fishmen leaded by few neapolitan soldiers, strenously stood up and became martyrs of Christianity. This is history. Told by five stories, voices of five characters – common and unique at the same time – made alive and immortal by the author’s love. The plot is not just a detailed historical tableau and a tribute to the beauty of Salento, but a  universal thought about the most noble human feelings.
A book that reminds us how much everybody’s role is important in the vastness of events, that celebrates  love and  the courage of men against the inevitable.

Translation by the author (edited by Sara Di Girolamo)

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Silvia Littardi
Silvia Littardi never listens to common sense in taking her choices. That’s why she enrolled in Modern Literature. She got a nice bachelor’s degree and then a beautiful master’s degree in literature, theater and movie arts. All in all, she spent a quarter of a century studying, reading books and comics and watching all the movies she could. To cut a long story short, she hasn't done anything good yet, but she's happy all the same, because she was so lucky to do only what she liked to. Now the poor simple girl hopes to continue like this for all her life. Perhaps she might well come to her senses again, and begin to face the hard reality, but whenever she loses her faith the human beings surprise her with kind and unexpected answers. So she begins to write again.