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Miriam Bonetti – Mukarib

My name is Mukarib, but everyone calls me Mucca. Not Muka, but Mucca, just as the animal who lives in the barn and makes...

The Sky Is Red

1944. In the slum of a rural town, Carla and Giulia, hardly more than children, live together with their grandma. Carla is tough, determined...

Theodore Sturgeon – The Dreaming Jewels

Hope is a dream within reach After having suffered the umpteenth injustice, Horty, a weird adoptive child harassed by his stepfather Armand Bluett, decides to...

Cataldo Russo – Don Pietraviva’s Fences

“Don Pietraviva’s fences” is a milestone of Italian fiction, a choral fresco which relates the fate of the poor.  Central to the novel is...

Selma Lagerlöf – The saga of Gösta Berling

  A big little epic of the North How to cope with the weight and the beauty of four hundred pages of pure poetry? Only by...

Antonia Buizza – The Birthday

  Nadia got up at half past six, four minutes before the alarm clock would usually go off. She walked into the white ceramic tiled...

Angelo Ferracuti – The Cost of Life

  Friday, March 13th, 1987. Thirteen workers died of asphyxiation, trapped in the holds of the LPG carrier Elisabetta Montanari. For two of them it...

Silvana Grasso – The Heart on the Right

  If we had to identify a leitmotiv in the short story by Silvana Grasso, this would be the intensity of the narrative ductus, which,...

Friedrich Dürrenmatt – The Pledge

The illogicality of promises A “requiem for the detective novel”. A brief book written in a dry and effective style, where the Helvetian author dips his...
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