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LA VITA A VENIRE

by Ada Murolo

“Si fugge da un pericolo immaginario, si fugge da un ricordo doloroso, dal timore di un giudizio, si fugge da una dipendenza. Si fugge dalla paura di essere traditi da chi si ama. Anche sua figlia fugge. Tutti fuggiamo dai nostri fantasmi.” In una Roma contemporanea sporca e fatiscente, Teresa Perz, insegnante di lettere classiche in pensione, vive da sola in un appartamento. È da tempo...

RICORDAMI NELL'ACQUA

by Eloisa Donadelli

Suo padre scelse per lei un nome importante. Un nome che parlasse di acqua nella forma più amata, come in quella poesia che aveva sottolineato a matita. L’acqua che accompagnerà la loro vita in tutte le sue forme, nel vapore, nel ghiaccio, nelle acque termali che caratterizzano il paese di Aquasalus. L’acqua che segnerà, nel bene e nel male, le loro vite. È l’ultima settimana di...

MUSUBI

by David Crespo "Izumi"

Akira, un joven fotografo de éxito ya retirado, se encuentra con que su novia desde el instituto, con quien pensaba que pasaría el resto de su vida, le deja de un día para otro con un contundente: «no me busques». A partir de entonces Akira cae en un estado depresivo que se agudiza cuando en el sótano de la academia en la que da clases, encuentra una misteriosa habitación ocupada por un...

EL CORAZÓN DEL DIABLO

by Carlos Vila Sexto

1798 Ese es el destino que el Espejo de Lágrimas ha elegido para Miguel. A cien kilómetros del Pazo Quiroga, frente a las costas de Cabo Lázaro, los ejércitos de España y Francia intentan acabar con el pirata conocido como el Diablo, un despiadado asesino rodeado por un halo de misterio que nadie ha podido desentrañar. Solo Miguel sabe que bajo la máscara del pirata se...

POSOLOGIA DEL DOLORE

by Elisa Ruotolo

“Ho scritto questi versi come se parlassi dalle mie rovine. C’è stata una guerra innominabile e io l’ho attraversata. Non racconto la mia sopravvivenza, ma l’attraversamento e la strana maternità del mio dolore. Non ho nulla al mondo, a parte le parole, e so che ognuna resterebbe indifesa se non la scrivessi. Se non le dessi posto.”

LA HABITACIÓN IMPOSIBLE

by Carlos Vila Sexto

Miguel se ha metido en problemas. Otra vez. Ha estafado a la gente equivocada y ahora no tiene más remedio que hacer lo que siempre hace cuando se ve acorralado: huir. Necesitado de dinero y de un sitio donde esconderse, acepta la propuesta de un misterioso individuo para formar parte de una expedición dedicada a tasar las obras de arte de un extraño lugar conocido como el Pazo...

NI UNA LUZ EN EL TÚNEL

by Ángel Osuna

Cuando la estudiante Bianca Ramos es encontrada sin vida en el metro de Londres, todo parece indicar que ha sido víctima de las mafias de tráfico de órganos, pero su padre, un importante empresario textil español con intereses en Reino Unido, no está conforme con la hipótesis que baraja Scotland Yard y pide a una amiga de la familia, la inspectora jefe de la Unidad Central de Homicidios y...

SENTIRAI PARLARE DI ME

by Sara Rattaro

Bianca ha un sogno: da grande vuole fare la giornalista. Insieme al suo migliore amico Martino si occupa del giornale della scuola e vorrebbe in-vitare alle riunioni anche Matteo, un compagno della classe accanto al quale non trova il coraggio di rivolgere la parola. Durante la “Settimana dei mestieri”, i ragazzi incontrano Vittoria, giornalista invitata a tenere una lezione appassionante,...

TUTTO SARÀ PERFETTO

by Lorenzo Marone

Due giorni possono essere un tempo infinito Andrea, modello quarantenne single e profondamente immaturo, deve prendersi cura di Libero, suo padre, per un fine settimana. La sorella Marina, infatti, si trova costretta ad andare a trovare, con il marito e le due figliolette, il suocero malato al nord. Dopo mille raccomandazioni, la famigliola parte e per il protagonista comincia un week end da...

IL FIUME TRA DI NOI

by Bijan Zarmandili

“Non parlavo di me… non so neppure chi sono, se posso vantarmi di avere ancora un’identità. Mi sento come un cane bastardo, un animale ibrido, una pianta su cui sono stati innestati rami di vegetali selvatici. (…) Vedo tanti africani in giro, molti asiatici, giovani venuti chi sa da quale parte del mondo e mi domando se si ritengano ancora africani, asiatici, latinoamericani, o si...

QUELLA METÀ DI NOI

by Paola Cereda

Matilde has a secret that keeps influencing her choices. She is a retired teacher obliged to get back to work after getting into debt. Her life is split between her outlying neighborhood of Barriera and the centre of Turin, where she daily takes care of an old engineer. She, therefore, finds herself living in between two houses, more than one language, different lives and decisions that still...

È DA LÌ CHE VIENE LA LUCE

by Emanuela Abbadessa

“Fermo”, that word firmly pronounced has attracted Sebastiano Caruso’s attention. He is a fatherless 17 years old whose life drastically changes that same day. The man who’s spoken is Baron Ludwig von Trier, a tall thin and pale photographer, flawlessly dressed, so different from anybody else living in Taormina. Sebastiano’s curiosity towards him is very intense thanks also to the...

SE I PESCI GUARDASSERO LE STELLE

by Luca Ammirati

Samuele is thirty and he has been collecting failures his whole life. He is a dreamer by profession, unlucky with relationships, always concerned not to be up to the standards. He would like to become a creative advertiser even though his projects are duly rejected. That is why he is a precarious and underpaid reporter during the day, while at night he is in charge of the little Astronomical...

FOCARA DI SANGUE

by Carmelo Greco

Fòcara di sangue è un romanzo di viaggio e di frontiera ambientato in una parte del Sud Italia facilmente riconoscibile per alcuni temi ricorrenti, come la Xylella (il “batterio killer” che ha fatto strage di ulivi in Puglia) o la fòcara dello stesso titolo, cioè l’enorme pira in onore di Sant’Antonio che viene accesa a metà gennaio in provincia di Lecce. Ne sono al centro Mirko,...

MORIR NO ES NADA DEL OTRO MUNDO

by Carlos Vila Sexto

Leo is just a regular guy, who spends his days listening to the hypochondriac delusions of his friend Samuel and crushing over Paula, the cute girl of his class who is dating the popular guy. This is his life during the day, but just as the sun sets, Leo faints on the floor, breathless, no pulse… no life, until the morning comes. During the night his ghost hangs with his wacky ancestors,...

LA COMPAGNIA DELLE ILLUSIONI

by Enrico Ianniello

His codename is ‘o Mollusco, the Mollusk. It is extremely important to have a codename if you want to be part of the Company of Illusions. A mellifluous and elusive name, just like the truth behind fiction. After an acting career poor of satisfactions - the only vaguely important role was the nosey housekeeper Raffaele of the soap opera Tutti a Casa Baselice! - the fifty-year-old Antonio...

MIA

by Eugenia Romanelli

Mia ha un ammiratore segreto che la fotografa di nascosto e cerca di avvicinarla ogni volta che può, solo che lei ha quattro anni. Vive a Roma con le sue mamme, Valentine e Anna, e da qualche tempo balbetta. C’è qualcosa che non va? Anna è sempre via per lavoro e per Valentine tenere insieme famiglia e lavoro sta diventando una prova di equilibrismo: è distratta, assente, confusa. Cosa...

ANDIAMO A VEDERE IL GIORNO

by Sara Rattaro

Alice has ruined her marriage and she therefore needs time and space, she needs to put some miles in between herself and her failure. However that morning, while boarding on a flight to Paris, she runs into her mother Sandra. In the most magical city of the world a mother and a daughter find the way to look at each other again, to deal with a gap in their past and to look for Camilla, the...

SE SON DONNE FIORIRANNO

by Margherita Belardetti

Elisa, sessantenne di fresca data, bibliotecaria in pensione, è l'ex moglie di un avvocato in carriera che ha buttato la grisaglia alle ortiche. Madre appassionata di una figlia ormai adulta e residente in una grande città del nord Europa, nonché affettuosa proprietaria di una gatta psicolabile, Nina - detta Prozac nei periodi di turbe -, vive le sue giornate con spirito da ragazza. Mille...

LA VOZ Y LA ESPADA

by Vic Echegoyen

Julia d’Aubigny, huérfana y amante del hombre más poderoso de la corte del Rey Sol; Chiripa, niña prodigio de la esgrima; Giulio Aubini, castrato en busca y captura por rapto, incendio y profanación de tumbas; la Maupin, primera contralto de la historia de la ópera, travesti y bisexual, musa de compositores y poetas, y amante de príncipes, monjas, generales y bandidos: cuatro...

DI PUNTO IN BIANCO

by Cristina Rava

Bartolomeo Rabaudengo is back! Piedmont, well-known vineyards, castles and little villages with hardworking people. Here in Mombasiglio the young Dario Colombero is missing. He is gone without leaving any trace after showing up at a dodgy party. Bartolomeo Rabaudengo is a dismissed chief of police that now works as a consultant and is still far from getting the retirement benefits. He has...

BRUCIARE LA FRONTIERA

by Carlo Greppi

Questo giorno lo si attende tutta la vita. È il diciottesimo compleanno di Francesco: a scuola lo aspettano gli amici. Loro non lo sanno, ma lui sta preparando un viaggio. Perché lo ha promesso a Kappa, il suo migliore amico di sempre: una volta scattata l’ora x sarebbero partiti insieme. Vogliono andare a vedere come è fatta una frontiera. C’è un altro ragazzo, Abdullah – Ab –, di...

LE VOCI DELLE BETULLE

by Eloisa Donadelli

You don’t know that there are birches that remove their roots during the night, and you would never believe that at night there are trees that walk or become dreams. Alda Merini Bernardette Laudis has always lived with an inexplicable weight on her soul, which she tries to ease with the sound of her cello. It is a slender feeling she doesn’t manage to work out, until one day an off-key...

UN RAGAZZO NORMALE

by Lorenzo Marone

Mimì is 12 years old, wears glasses, has the gab of a know-it-all and an obsession with comics, astronauts and Karate Kid. He lives in a building in Vomero, Naples, where his father works as a doorman. He spends his days either on the sidewalk together with his best friend and street kid Sasà, or in the two-room flat he shares with his parents, grandparents and teenager sister. In 1985, the...

UOMINI CHE RESTANO

by Sara Rattaro

At first they do not even notice each other, each kidnapped by the panorama of Genoa, each of them intent on writing on the clear sky thoughts that are too bad inside. Fosca and Valeria meet by chance in their city, on the roof of a building where both have taken refuge in an attempt to escape the sense of abandonment that sometimes life gives you by surprise, without asking if you feel...

LA EDUCACIÓN SENTIMENTAL DE ELISABETH WILLOX

by Débora Castillo

Elisabeth tiene que volver a Barcelona porque su madre, Brígida, ha enfermado. Durante una tarde en el hospital, a esta se le escapa que la abuela Consuelo no murió al nacer ella, como le había dicho siempre, sino que probablemente siga viva en su pequeño pueblo de la Costa da Morte. Lizzy, Elisabeth, irá al encuentro de su abuela y esta le descubrirá aspectos de la vida de Brígida que...

LA CULPA

by Javier Zamudio

Dos narradores, un joven en la treintena, Adrián, y un hombre en el umbral de la vejez, Ernesto, intercalan sus voces unidos por el recuerdo de una mujer que acaba de fallecer. María Soler ha pasado los últimos años de su vida en una residencia de ancianos. Su hijo Adrián Pinzón recibe la noticia de su muerte en el mismo momento en que el Decano de la Facultad de Humanidades lo está...

IL CACCIATORE DI SOGNI

by Sara Rattaro

Albert Sabin has been my hero and that’s why I decided to illustrate his life the way it deserves to be told, as a story tale, because “Il cacciatore di sogni” has a lot to teach us, still today. Sara Rattaro Luca, who dreams of becoming a pianist when he grows up, has a broken hand, a quite annoying older brother, a mom that is a drag and a plane to catch in order to go back to...

LA RAGAZZA DI HOMS

by Susan Dabbous

Leila è una ragazza piena di vitalità e coraggio, libera e ribelle. Ma libertà e ribellione non sono qualità apprezzate nel Paese in cui è nata e che ama con tutta se stessa, la Siria. Costretta a rifugiarsi in Libano, Leila abbandona Homs, la sua città, dicendo addio ai bombardamenti ma anche agli amici, alle strade, alle musiche, alle abitudini, alla felicità. Ed è nel campo profughi di...

LAGRIMARIO

by Israel Díaz

¿Puede un milagro cambiar el curso de una contienda? Durante los primeros meses de la Guerra Civil el anarquista y exseminarista Daniel Artiaga, es enviado a Toledo haciéndose pasar por sacerdote, con el objetivo de desenmascarar un supuesto milagro que está desestabilizando la retaguardia republicana. Al mismo tiempo, Alejo Somoza, coronel retirado próximo a la cúpula militar, trata de...

CHI HA BISOGNO DI TE

by Elisabetta Bucciarelli

There are several ways of falling in love and just as many of ending a relationship. There are men willing to wait, fathers who are looking for the right words to raise their children and then there’s Meri, a young woman with a special gift. Next to her a mother who teaches her how to deal with feelings through Queen’s songs. Meri keeps receiving anonymous handmade notes and while she is...

CONFESSIONI AUDACI DI UN BALLERINO DI LISCIO

by Paola Cereda

Along the shores of Adriatic Sea, where the great river Po takes the shape of a silent and enchanting Delta, you can feel the summer heat, the distant murmur of the sea, the eternal dampness, you can hear the liquidity of the air, of the sounds, and even of the souls. But - and that’s he magic touch of Cereda’s novel - you can hear a music, a music that comes, closer and closer, from a...

VOCE DI LUPO

by Laura Bonalumi

If the forest could speak, she would tell of two boys who loved to breathe scent of resin and be touched by the Mountain pine needles. If the mountains and the stones had voice, they would say that up there, where the peaks scrape the sky, sometimes the breath breaks and stops. Like the voice of Giacomo, blocked by the grounds that suddenly collapses, like that of his closest friend, who prefers...

L'ULTIMA SONATA

by Cristina Rava

In Albenga’s countryside, the bodies of a young couple are found in the middle of nowhere: they are all dressed up with period costumes, as if they were reproducing an old picture. Ardelia Spinola, the medical examiner, performs the autopsy and, even if she doesn’t want to admit it, what she’s got is a unique case she barely manages to stay psychologically out of. She has enough with her...

ALÉN DA AVENTURA

by Carlos Vila Sexto

BEYOND ADVENTURE (10+) Ed is a normal boy who lives with his family in a small village where some strange phenomena begin to occur, while two teachers of the school appear dead at the foot of the church bell tower, without any violence. Ed and his friends, Otto «cakes-eater», the nice Crispín and Samuel the valiant, as well as Julia (Ed's little sister), are involved in an adventure that...

L'AMORE ADDOSSO

by Sara Rattaro

«La verità è quasi sempre una storia raccontata a metà.» Una giovane donna attende con ansia fuori da una stanza d'ospedale. È stata lei ad accompagnare lì d'urgenza l'uomo che ora è ricoverato in gravi condizioni. È stata lei a soccorrerlo in spiaggia, mentre passava per caso, dice. Non dice – non può farlo – che invece erano insieme, che sono amanti. Lo stesso giorno, in un'altra...

MAGARI DOMANI RESTO

by Lorenzo Marone

The brilliant new novel by one of the most powerful Italian authors, published in February 2017. Luce, a young woman thirty years old, Neapolitan, lives in the Spanish quarters (a Naples neighborhood infiltrated by the Camorra), but she is an honest young fighter, a bit revolutionary, feminist; a strong female character. She is a lawyer, always in jeans, boots and short hair cut in male style....

PRELUDIO A UN BACIO

by Tony Laudadio

Emanuele is a homeless man, a musician who plays at the corner of the streets. He has rejected every sort of affection and human contact aside from Maria, who works in a bar and takes care of him. One day he wakes up in a hospital after an aggression and notices something inside him is radically changed: his apathy is gone, everything and everyone glow of a new light and he feels the need to fix...

L´ANTIQUARIO DI VIA VOLTAPALETTO

by Paolo Regina

Gaetano De Nittis, from Puglia, is thirty-four years and is Captain of the most "hated" Body of Italy: the Guardia di Finanza (Tax Force). But, however, he loves his job. Of course, it is made of arid tax material, of violations in the lives of common people, but at the same time it gives him the opportunity to fully understand their stories, to grasp their most intimate and often dramatic...

LA FELICITÀ VUOLE ESSERE VISSUTA

by Loredana Limone

IL QUARTO TOMO DELLE AVVENTURE DI BORGO PROPIZIO La vita ti dà e ti toglie, ti ferisce e ti cura, ti abbatte e ti solleva. E non si ferma mai. Lo sanno bene a Borgo Propizio: dopo il terribile sisma che li ha colpiti nella terra e nel cuore, gli abitanti si impegnano per tornare alla vita e alla serenità e le loro esistenze si incontrano, si scontrano, si intrecciano in maniera come sempre...

HUGO Y EL LADRÓN FANTASMA

by Carlos Vila Sexto

Hugo loves The X-men comics. He dreams of being one of its heroes, concretely professor Charles Xavier. As the fiction character, Hugo needs a wheelchair to move around his new school. At the beginning Hugo is discouraged: "again I have to invent the usual stories about what happened to me. What a hassle!" he thinks, but this time Eric (another Marvel geek) and Olivia (also with a disability),...

SI PUÒ TORNARE INDIETRO

by Ada Murolo

YOU CAN GO BACK Two girlfriends, one humiliated by life, the other erased from History. A crowded square to celebrate the return of Trieste to Italy and, among people, the two women are in the same place at the same time, after years of distance. Will They will recognize each other? Will they be able to find themselves, and to try to recover a better future? In a crowded square in Trieste,...

EL JARDÍN DE SONOKO

by David Crespo "Izumi"

A work with the deepness and delicacy of Miyazaki's Spirited away or Ende's Momo. And between Alessandro Baricco Silk and Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind. Japan today. Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. A strange piano with a special sound, an impossible love, an evil woman and a garden blooming in an attic's terrace, all of them have met to try to destroy the thin red thread, the thread of fate, which...

SOÑÁBAMOS CON EL AMOR

by Javier Zamudio

«He aquí la poesía de Javier Zamudio: esa caja de hilos que ha sacado a recorrer caminos atrapando colores y sentires desde pequeño. He aquí la voz de un poeta, y sobre todo, el fondo de un poeta, cuyas palabras, además de caer a ritmo constante haciendo charquitos en cada página, van creando un agua propia, dando lugar a la vegetación exuberante de su imaginación. Zamudio inspira,...

SPLENDI PIÙ CHE PUOI

by Sara Rattaro

BRIGHT ALL YOU CAN They teach you not to shine. And you shine instead. Pier Paolo Pasolini Sara Rattaro tells us the true story of Emma, a young woman that after the marriage whit her beloved man, finds herself kidnapped in her own home by her husband. After years suffering this situation and having a baby from her husband, she will get freedom. A positive message to all women, who are...

LA TRISTEZZA HA IL SONNO LEGGERO

by Lorenzo Marone

SADNESS SLEEPS LIGHTLY A powerful novel on the extended-opened family of our societies and the influence we receive in our lives from the people who live close to us, shaping our character and assigning us a role. At least until the day when we realize that if we do not want to live a life that is not ours, we must rebel, even to those who love us. Err Gargiulo, 40, has two fathers, a mother...

L'UOMO CHE NON RIUSCIVA A MORIRE

by Tony Laudadio

THE MAN WHO COULD NOT DIE is for those who keep on the bedside table A Brief History of Time by Hawking and the poems by Caproni, for those who would like to leave everything and go to Nepal, and for those who would like to have the smell of an elephant to feel all the flavors of the world. At first it looks like a cold, possibly an allergy. Then the disease enters into the life of the...

QUANDO FINISCONO LE OMBRE

by Cristina Rava

Il lungo viale al centro della città è deserto. Solo un uomo anziano cammina sotto il sole, con una torcia elettrica accesa nonostante la luce estiva. È Spartaco Guidi. Qualche mese dopo, il suo corpo viene ritrovato in un terreno di campagna. L’autop- sia viene affidata al medico legale Ardelia Spinola. Dopo tanti anni di esperienza, sa che il suo com- pito è solamente quello di...

EL LIRIO DE FUEGO

by Vic Echegoyen

France, during the Thirty Years’ War: When Cardinal Richelieu sends Léon Bouthillier, his Secretary of State and chief spy, on a hazardous personal mission into enemy territory, Léon cannot anticipate he will have to track down and destroy a woman who is extremely dangerous to France’s interests, in order to recover a batch of letters which compromise the very safety of the realm. This...

LA RESISTENZA DEL MASCHIO

by Elisabetta Bucciarelli

THE MALE RESISTANCE The man is a successful adult, married to a beautiful woman. He doesn't want children, doesn't like to depend on anyone or anything, he is not interested in sex as itself and in each circumstance of his life, he looks for measure and proportions. One night, coming back from work, he assists to a car accident. A woman crashes against a lamp post, risking her own life. Her...

UN TERREMOTO A BORGO PROPIZIO

by Loredana Limone

AN EARTHQUAKE AT HAPPY TOWN Borgo Propizio sky is a lapis lazuli mosaic and life goes on scene under it. But life, you know, is made of both beautiful and awful things. A bad day a violent earthquake destroys a large part of the historical centre, throwing into desperation people who so much love their village. Mayor Felice Rondinella feels disaster like his own personal failure, and...

LE TRE NOTTI DELL'ABBONDANZA

by Paola Cereda

THE THREE NIGHTS OF ABUNDANCE Calabria (south Italy) in the mid 80s. Fosco is a village perched upon a rock right on the sea. To reach the beach, you need to venture along a wooden stairway. Irene Rusto is fourteen and she always holds in her hands an orange notebook on which she draws her particular way of seeing the reality. Among the stern looks of the families, she lives her first love...

DAR DE QUÉ HABLAR AL HAMBRIENTO

by Jorge Vivanco

Un grupo de mendigos ha sido encerrado en un patio policial, transformado provisionalmente en Centro de Internamiento, para cumplir una orden que nadie, ni siquiera la policía, sabe de donde vino. La total desatención a sus necesidades básicas, así como la falta de una causa justificada para el confinamiento, debería desencadenar la airada protesta de ciudadanos que no han cometido...

LA VITA PRODIGIOSA DI ISIDORO SIFFLOTIN

by Enrico Ianniello

Isidoro Siffotin was born in the small house of Mattinella, a tiny village in the South of Italy. He develops a miraculous skill inherited from his father Quirino (the cross-eyed communist poet inventor of words), who writes love letters to Johann Sebastian Bach and President Pertini; and from Stella, his mother, a pasta-maker who prepares curtains of tagliatelle and bears a secret. Which special...

IL LAGO DEL TEMPO FERMO

by Laura Bonalumi

THE STOPPED TIME LAKE In a town where the shops have only three brands -and three functions-, where the bell only beats at o'clock, where nature rebels, Viola and her father spend their summer vacation in the house inherited from his uncle Felix. Oh no, there is Arthur, a bulky Bernese Mountain Dog! And luckily there ... Arthur because in this desert, for a 11 year old girl there's nothing to...

EL ÚLTIMO TRUCO DEL PROFESOR MYSTERIO

by Susana Gaitán Gimenez, Carlos Vila Sexto

THE LAST TRICK OF PROFESSOR MYSTERIO. A series of strange robberies are occurring. Ainara awakens and discovers that her heart has been stolen; Victor can't find his ears. Fate hoin them in the search of the mysterious thief and the only clue are the foot prints of a cat that they call "Fusco". Other kinds in the neighborhood have lost parts of their bodies and they finally help Ainara...

HEMINGWAY EN SANTA MARTA

by Javier Zamudio

The characters of Hemingway en Santa Marta are completely aware of their terrible destiny. Hitmen and poets, frustrated writers with frustrated wives, paramilitary groups and dismembered students, homosexual cokeheads. All of them live in a violent, cursed and lascivious Santa Marta, from which you cannot escape without betraying the memory of those who are respected by it. In the background...

EL RASTRO DEL CARACOL

by Mari Cruz Vázquez

El rastro del caracol nos adentra en un mundo donde se retratan sin concesiones, las miserias de unos personajes atrapados en un laberinto oscuro de desaliento; un laberinto por el que se arrastran, se retraen, se esconden, dejando a su paso un rastro imposible de borrar. Cuatro son los protagonistas que entrecruzan sus destinos en una sociedad sórdida y cruel: la Muda, una niña a la que...

COSAS QUE (NUNCA) PASAN

by Miguel Tallón

Ilustración: Susana Gaitán Una novela difícil de definir: un caleidoscopio de experiencias y relaciones que se multiplican alrededor de un personaje, Miguel ¿González? ¿Pérez?, entre surrealista y kafkiano en sus circunstancias; entre amorfo y cínico en su carácter, que se ve repentinamente sumido en una lucha sorda por darse por enterado de todo, cuando los encuentros surrealistas...

NIENTE È COME TE

by Sara Rattaro

NOTHING IS LIKE YOU Nobody acts simply right or wrong. We are the light and shadow together. Two boxes full of books, puppets and many photographs. Margherita's World is contained in those few things. On her shoulders her beloved violin, in her hands a plane ticket to a far country: Italy. The contry where she was born and that left when she was a baby. But now it is there that he must...

O ENIGMA DE CARONTE

by Carlos Vila Sexto

CHARON'S ENIGMA (14+). A tragic accident in the cliffs of Cabo Lázaro, a small town of the Galician coast, ends with the death of a boy of the town. Dani, his great friend, feels bad when realizing that he does not show so sad as other people who were not so close to his friend. At the same time he does not believe the explanation of the accident, much less that of suicide, so begins a secret...

COME UN CHIODO NEL MURO

by Tony Laudadio

Translation Right shared with Bompiani. Giustino Salvato is a successful criminal lawyer with an enormous problem of anger control which explodes in violent incidents and sudden flares up. Passionately fond of literature and motorbike, full of obsessions and obscure sides, he does an illegal service for some companies, his clients: he acts as an intermediary for the payment of protection...

EL HOTEL DE LOS DIFÍCILES

by Javier Zamudio

El hotel de los difíciles is a modern health resort and normal only on the outside, placed in an outlaying neighborhood of Bogota. A lawyer of drug kingpins who is drinking to forget his ex-wife’s betrayal, a suicidal writer who cannot catch up with the passing of time and a series of desperate, unusual, intense and hooking characters converge in this resort. Julian is one of them: his...

ESPIAR A LOS FELICES

by Javier Zamudio

A collection of stories that roam between a Kafkaesque thrill to a bewildering magic realism or a burning dirty realism, plenty of complex social dramas. A man who spies on his neighbors, who he consider the only happy ones; a man facing the fact that he killed another man, but is unable to remember what has happened; or the drama of the lack of love expressed through the relationship with a...

THE TEMPTATION TO BE HAPPY

by Lorenzo Marone

"La letteratura dovrebbe prendere altre strade. Cosa che Lorenzo Marone fa. E fa benissimo" Teresa Ciabatti, Corriere della Sera. Cesare Annunziata potrebbe essere definito senza troppi giri di parole un vecchio e cinico rompiscatole. Settantasette anni, vedovo da cinque, Cesare è un uomo che ha deciso di fregarsene di tutti, dei suoi due figli e dei molti sogni cui ha chiuso la porta in...

AS SETE MORTES

by Carlos Vila Sexto

A wounded old man knocks at Jacobo's door, with just the time to give him and ancient parchment before dying on his arms. Jacobo use his contacts to reach Natalia the only person who can help to decipher it. What they will discover will be difficult to accept, even for Jacobo. Meanwhile, the police find evidence that Jacobo might be involved in other similar deaths, and the hunting begins. But...

ALBANUMA, LA CIUDAD PERDIDA

by Jorge Vivanco

José, a boy from Albanuma, wakes up on a dune of an infinite sand sea. He doesn’t know why he is there, but starts walking aimlessly until he hears a girl screaming: it's Maria. Her father has just turned into a giant scorpion -a «jauriyashka»- and is attacking her. This is how this new age bildungsroman with pre-Columbus reminiscences starts. It is set in a devilish desert that reminds...

SE CHIEDI AL VENTO DI RESTARE

by Paola Cereda

A magical Mediterranean novel by Italian author Paola Cereda, reminiscent of THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS by Isabel Allende and L’ISOLA DI ARTURO by Elsa Morante. Set on a nameless Italian island in the mid-20th century, L’ANNUNCIATA evokes a forgotten world, where the islanders live a traditional life, undisturbed by events on the mainland. They walk barefoot, symbolising their special...

DOPO IL NERO DELLA NOTTE

by Cristina Rava

A Sea of Silence"(Garzanti, 2012) represented the début as a detective of Ardelia Spinola, a Genovese pathologist and the start of a new series. "Behind the Black of the Night" is the second case of the irresistible Ardelia and her curious friends! Albenga, a Saturday afternoon in July: strong horizontal showers, like jets from a hose, driven by a fierce wind. Streaks of lightning...

E LE STELLE NON STANNO A GUARDARE

by Loredana Limone

Too many are the facts reshuffling the every-day life of Borgo Propizio and his several inhabitants, such as the evergreen Aunt Letizia, busy to carry on her diary shop together with Belinda, the not-so-sweet but loved niece; Mariolina and Marietta, the two sisters always quarreling and making peace; the roughly refined Ruggero; the Carabinieri Marshall Bartolomeo Saltalamacchia… Headed from...

NON VOLARE VIA

by Sara Rattaro

Cosa accade se quella che credevi sarebbe stata la donna della tua vita un giorno torna a cercarti? E se nel frattempo sei così assorbito dalla tua famiglia da non ricordarti più cosa significa lasciarsi andare? Alberto incontra Camilla, il grande amore della sua giovinezza, sparita senza troppe spiegazioni per inseguire il suo sogno e gli bastano pochi secondi per scoprire di essere ancora...

EL PASAJERO 19

by Carlos Vila Sexto

Vol. 1 of the Las crónicas del viajante trilogy. It is the maiden voyage of "El tren del norte", an Orient Express of our time, made by Ismael Docampo, who goes through the northern Spanish coast under the buffeting of Hortensia, the biggest hurricane the country has experienced in decades. A man wakes up in one of the compartments. He doesn’t remember what he is doing there, he cannot...

LA GUERRA DE CAÍN

by Luis Vallecillo

¿Que haces si oyes gritar ¡FUEGO!? Correr en dirección contraria ¿No? Pues eso es lo que hicieron casi todos los del pueblo de Caín cuando alguien gritó ¡QUE VIENEN LOS MOROS! en 1936, y con ellos el propio Caín, que terminó vendiendo sus dieciséis primaveras al bando republicano, a cambio, cómo no, de un plato de lentejas, eso sí, con su trozo de tocino. Así comienzan las...

IL MARE DI PALIZZI

by Ada Murolo

Blurb di Pier Aldo Rovatti, filosofo italiano: Con una scrittura tersa e profonda il romanzo di Ada Murolo scopre proustianamente il mondo meraviglioso dell'infanzia a Palizzi, un universo di forti sensazioni che è anche uno spaccato della società italiana del dopoguerra." Pier Aldo Rovatti" Può in un libro non succedere nulla di eclatante eppure tenerci incollati alle pagine? Il mare di...

TEATRO FUORILEGGE

by Tony Laudadio

"La gabbia","Infanzia di un socialista", "L'appostamento": tre testi teatrali di grande impegno civile. Divertenti e leggeri, trattano temi di bruciante attualità. "La gabbia" indaga nel mondo della camorra, "Infanzia di un socialista" racconta il sogno di un bambino tradito da un se stesso adulto. "L'appostamento" mette insieme quattro poliziotti e un criminale. Protagonisti tutti fuorilegge,...

UN MARE DI SILENZIO

by Cristina Rava

One winter's night, in the hills above Albenga. Ardelia Spinola, a Genoese, is Pathologist. She is called for a double murder, two Algerians shot dead in the apartment where they lived. One was a dentist, the other was still a boy. Not far away from the house where the the two were killed, Ardelia finds a USB stick and before handing it to the judge decides to take a look. When he opened it,...

LA CITTÀ STRANIERA

by Ada Murolo

La città, ostile e immobile, continuava a urlare il dolore per l'inganno svelato e lo sgomento della propria morte attraverso il grido lacerante dei gabbiani che volteggiavano ancora tra il Canale e la cupola turchina della chiesa ortodossa. Strinsi forte la mano della bambina, muta e terrorizzata, e ci inoltrammo nella città straniera... Tredici racconti, frutto di quella prosa...

BORGO PROPIZIO

by Loredana Limone

Nearly all the tales begin with "Once upon a time", but this one is different. It begins with "Once upon today…" because today Belinda intends to start all over again and Borgo Propizio, a village on a hill, in an Italy apparently a bit out of time, seems to her the ideal place to fulfill her dream: opening a diary. The small town is decayed and it is said that a restless ghost flutters over...

LA BAMBINA DAI CAPELLI DI LUCE E VENTO

by Laura Bonalumi

Viola ha undici anni. Undici fotografie di fiocchi di ghiaccio, undici pesci rossi, undici coperte di pile, undici palle di vetro con la neve, undici cappelli e ventidue guanti. Vive in una grande città dove nevica spesso con la sua famiglia "a metà": sorella sedicenne, e genitori appena separati. Non ha tanti amici Viola, a scuola si sente inadeguata, a casa, trascurata; non ha il cellulare,...

UN USO QUALUNQUE DI TE

by Sara Rattaro

Viola, Carlo and Luce are a quiet middle-class family, or at least apparently. Luce is 17-year-old and as such is full of energy and completely projected towards the future.Viola is a distracted mother and wife, full of doubts about her present life and with too many regrets. Carlo, instead, is a caring husband and the core of the family. One late spring night, almost at dawn, Viola receives...

ESCO

by Tony Laudadio

Una cittadina campana. In una notte che sembra qualsiasi, e non lo è, come non lo è mai nessuna, un uomo viene investito da un pirata della strada. È il marito di Carla, giovane, bella, recentemente sposata: solo un mese e mezzo di matrimonio. La vita di Carla, tuttavia, non esce affatto intristita da questa tragedia, perché in meno di un anno la vedova si trova contesa fra tre uomini: un...

SULLA SEDIA SBAGLIATA

by Sara Rattaro

Andrea è accusato di aver ucciso Barbara, la fidanzata, in preda a un raptus e sotto l’effetto di stupefacenti. Valeria ha saputo dal giornale che il ragazzo che ama è accusato di aver strangolato la madre. Una donna ha visto uscire di casa la figlia e non sa che sarà per l’ultima volta, mentre Zoe sogna l’”uomo dal naso perfetto” e attende il trapianto… Vicende che si intrecciano...

DESPUÉS Y ANTES DE DIOS

by Octavio Escobar Giraldo

Premio Novela Corta Ciudad de Barbastro La topografía, las circunstancias de su fundación, los prejuicios determinan cada ciudad de provincia, también sus pecados, piadosamente ocultos. Manizales está a más de dos mil metros de altura sobre el nivel del mar, en medio de las montañas cafeteras colombianas. Hija de las migraciones y las guerras civiles del siglo XIX, el lugar común...

MEMORIAS DE UN HOMBRE FELIZ

by Darío Jaramillo

He vivido en un tiempo y un lugar en los que todo el mundo se exime sin recato de cumplir la ley, no solo el hampón. Cualquiera –por ejemplo, un tecnócrata rico y aficionado a la relojería–, llegado el momento, llegada la necesidad, encontrará razones para considerar que la ley no se le aplica y procederá en consecuencia. Me gustaría un lector cómplice del texto y de la historia....

TRANQUILOS EN TIEMPOS DE GUERRA

by Cristian Crusat

Tranquilos en tiempo de guerra trata esencialmente del amor y la soledad contemporáneos. En este nuevo volumen de relatos, Cristian Crusat prescinde de la voluntad desdramatizadora que envolvía sus primeras ficciones para presentarnos a un nuevo enamorado que, rehusando la ironía, procura concentrar sus sentidos en la relativa verdad de su amor. De ahí que el registro irónico se encuentre...

EL ESTUPOR Y LA MARAVILLA

by Pablo d'Ors

"Alois Vogel is the guard in an imaginary Expressionist Museum in Koblenz. Over the years, he has watched over its halls and corridors. It is there that he has learnt to observe the paintings and everything that surrounds them, and to notice even the most trivial detail by paying just the slightest attention. Based on this simplest of plots, Pablo d’Ors constructs "an epopoeia of trivialities...

BRIEF THEORY OF TRAVEL AND THE DESERT

by Cristian Crusat

HIGHLIGHT
"Breve teoría del viaje y el desierto", awarded with the Premio Internacional de Cuentos "Manuel Llano”, 2010 , directly challenges the majority of the accepted conventions in our literature, regarding what constitutes the formal nature of short story writing. Awarded with the European Literary Prize 2013 The six stories of Breve teoría del viaje y el desierto contemplate the full range...

MUERTE DE UN CABALLO

by Andrés Barba

An extraordinary novella that under an apparent tenderness hides a dark heart that unleashes one’s hidden instincts. A horse in its death throes after an accident, a couple who dares not love each other, a teenager. Muerte de un caballo revolves around these simple elements to set up a discourse on love and death as through the lens of a camera. The fear of loving, the experience of death,...