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THE CARIOLANTI (working title)

Sacha Naspini

  • Original Title: I CARIOLANTI
  • Publication date: October 2009
  • Publisher: ELLIOT EDIZIONI
  • Country: IT
  • 158 print pages
  • Crime fiction/Noir

Information

  • Epoch: Historical
  • Time Period: 20th century, World War I, World War II
  • Location setting: Italy
  • Themes: FAMILY, Dysfunctional family, Family secrets, Filiation, PEOPLE facing life, Looking back on one's life, Death, Facing failure, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Revenge, Psychological dysfunction, Survival, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Poverty, Exclusion, Violence, War and other conflicts, LOVE / HATE, Destruction, Perversion, Sex

Pitch

In 1918 Tuscany, 9-year-old Bastiano lives with his parents hidden inside a hole in the ground, as his father is trying not to be sent to the front. They live like rats, hunting wild animals and eating whatever they find. Bastiano tells us his miserable, hard life from 1918 to the 1950s, describing in detail the horrific things he did to survive.

Comments

New edition released in February 2020.

It is a gothic, weird, and disturbing novel about a family living in miserable conditions in Tuscany from 1918 to the Fifties.

A weird novel with both literary and commercial potential.

Sacha Naspini is an Italian writer. His books include L'INGRATO, LA CASE DEL MALCONTENTO and OSSIGENO. He also writes film scripts.

Summary

In 1918 Tuscany, Bastiano, a 9-year-old boy, lives with his parents hidden inside a hole in the ground, as his father is trying not to be sent to the front. They live like rats, hunting wild animals and eating whatever they find (even a piece of the left leg of Bastiano’s mother). In 13 chapters, Bastiano tells us his miserable and hard life from 1918 to the Fifties, describing in detail the horrific things he did to survive. A gothic, weird novel with both literary and commercial potential.

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