Martìn Kohan – Seconds out

3 stories in 17 thrilling seconds

The story is punctuated by the endless seventeen-second suspension in a boxing match for the awarding of the world title. The sporting event, an orchestral tour and a mysterious death are re-enacted on the anniversary of a local newspaper in Tierra del Fuego: the three stories, seemingly unconnected, are woven together into a tensely paced and stringent thriller. The in-vestigation, reconstructed in the editorial office of the newspaper, winds through the beautiful seventeen chapters that lead to the resolution of the case. The style is fascinating and evoca-tive, as music flowing into a slow Argentine tango. A bold and articulate narrative pattern, with dialogues that portray characters better than any description.
Emotional tension from cover to cover.

Translation by Silvia Accorrà (edited by Camilla Girardi)

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Giorgio Olivari
Giorgio Olivari was born in Brescia in the last century. He has been a professional in the field of industrial design for more than thirty years. After the first forty years as a reader he discovered writing by chance: a life’s joke. His forever partner enrolls him in a creative writing course: maybe for fun, more likely to get rid of him. A spark that, once lit, does not go out but becomes a narrative, stories, thoughts; some of which published by BESA in “Pretesti Sensibili - Sensitive Excuses” (2008). His first collection of short stories, “Futili Emotivi- Futile Emotions”, was published by Carta & Penna Editore in 2010. His passion for literature led him to “infect” other readers by coordinating reading groups: “Arcobaleno” in Paderno Franciacorta, “Chiare Lettere” in Nave. He actively collaborates with the literary magazine Inkroci with reviews and stories.