7 abbracci e tieni il resto (SEVEN HUGS AND KEEP THE CHANGE)
An original and vibrant look onchildhood.
Ernesto is twelve, he wears thick glasses and has alopsided walk since the accident when her beloved grandmother died. Though her colorful proverbs and her teachings remain vivid, and continually resound in his mind. Most of his peers avoid him, so Ernesto only has fewand unusual friends. One of them comes from across the sea and now lives in the shelter; another one isa policeman that turns into a fisherman at night;Ernesto also has a friend in a wheelchair, a talking cricket type who gives him thousand of doubts and warns him all the time about anything. But at the end, are we sure that this friend really exists?Ernesto has a crush on his schoolmate Martina,the prettiest in the class, but he’s very well awarethat she doesn’t even notice him. Till one day thegirl suddenly disappears. Ernesto is determined tofind her by following a lead and composing a jigsaw that the grown-ups can’t understand. This looks like his biggest chance to turn from a bespectacled loser into a hero in shining armour!
«This book completely blew me away.I did not simpy like it, I totally loved it!» Marco Malvaldi
STEFANO TOFANI has a degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage from the University of Pisa and works at the Municipality of Lucca.He has published several novels under the pseudonym of Stof with 80144 Edizioni and then in 2013 with its real name the surreal “Adam’s navel”, highly appreciated by critics (Villa Torlonia Award) and in 2018 with “Flowers upside down”.