Can you hear me?
1978. Ponte, a small community in Northern Italy: peaceful woods, discarded rubbish, a closed-down factory. An unbearably hot summer like many others, wilted flowers and trips to the waterfalls. Elia Furenti is sixteen, living in a secluded house with his parents, a life so unremarkable that even its moderate unhappiness has been accepted as normal… READ MORE
La vita felice
A riveting story about the sins of a father and the innocence of a son.
Sixteen-year-old Elia is a bit of a loner. His father has lost his job and has started acting strangely, taking off in his van for hours upon end, shutting himself away in the garage and writing letters to expose a conspiracy of which he believes he is a victim…READ MORE
La luce perfetta del giorno
THE PERFECT LIGHT OF DAY
A novel in three parts, it tells the interconnected stories of three women and their families, taking place from the early 1970s to the present day. At the centre of the narrative is Matilde – a solid woman whose strong personality threatens to spill over the edges of her suburban existence…READ MORE
L’economia delle cose
THE ECONOMY OF THINGS
A man disappears while his wife is out shopping. A mother watches helplessly as the sleigh holding her son speeds downhill. An elderly couple feels threatened by an armed man, who may or may not be real…READ MORE