The Agro Pontino’s Curse
The Peruzzi family counts three generations. Led by a couple of grandparents, so different in their characters to perfectly complete each other, and by the valiant uncle Pericle, the multitude of sons, daughters and grandchildren cover fifty years of the italian History and move from side to side of the Peninsula. Because the Peruzzis are one of the thousands families who emigrated, because of Fascism, from the north of Italy to the Agro Pontino, that was restored to be cultivable again and triumphantly divided by the Canale Mussolini.
A family saga described with the simple tone of campfire story, full of funny and touching moments. The italian political events flow, dragging the characters and the reader in a whirlwind of memories, emotions and curses screamed in Venetian dialect.
Translation by the author (edited by Sara Di Girolamo)