(Photo by Stefano Bertelli)
After fifteen years in Sarajevo, Pietro comes back to his birthplace, in the South of Italy, called by a letter. Traveling to discover the secret of his grandfather’s birth, he finds his roots and memory through people and places comparing more generations. So Pietro degli Orsi, Rosina Miletti, Zi ‘Santuccio, Maresciallo Amorosi, Silvio, little Giulia or Spadafora sisters become the unanimous voice in a whispered tribute to the land and the South of the author. And “the last snow at the manor farm”, which lets the protagonist belong to his father’s dreams, keeps Pietro safe from snarls of the past in the future.
As Italian-Argentinean writer Patricia Monica Vena writes in the preface of the novel: “Like in a necklace Rosario Pipolo threads memories, anecdotes, past and present, creating a detailed narrative painting and telling us stories about yesterday and today in a small southern town”.
In Italy the book was launched at La Feltrinelli and InMondadori bookshops. Morover, it was launched at Crypt Gallery of London, Instituto Andaluz de la Juventud in Granada in presence of Professor of Romance Philology at University of Granada Juan Paredes, Malfabrik in Berlin, and Milan Design Week 2015.