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.