Ross MacDonald – The Chill


Those Little Bourgeois

A guncotton thriller, with a gallery of cleverly staged characters and a rhythm that manages to captivate from beginning to end despite a not abundant action. Ross Macdonald is a true master in building believable and interesting characters and dialogues, intriguing situations and exciting mysteries, and he doesn’t deny himself in this “The Chill”, in which the middle class is portrayed as distracted and closed in its own world, unable to see the reality beyond its little values and interests, and for which human life is worth only to the extent that it is useful or hinders to its own purposes. A must-read.

Translation by Anna Anzani (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).