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Assenti – Senza giustificazione

Assenti – Senza giustificazione

When the teacher enters the classroom, in a school in Siberia, a district in Naples, he does not find anyone. The 22 names of his hypothetical pupils are on the register only to testify their absence.

22 empty desks: a class room of absentees. This is what Professor Mario Ruoppolo is facing on his first day as a substitute teacher. Where is everybody? The answer lies in a package of sheets stacked on the desk. These are the school essays written by boys and girls, innocent victims of the mafias. Massacred or forced to witness the most atrocious crimes. True, terrible and often forgotten stories. Stories that force you to open your eyes, and in front of which the professor will recognize the authentic meaning of his profession.

From the founder of the Scugnizzeria, Rosario Esposito La Rossa, a new sharp and relentless novel. Who does not judge, but cries for justice.

Genre: Narrative

Publishing house:

Edizioni EL

Year of publication: 2020

Published in: San Dorligo della Valle (Trieste)

Number of pages: 120

Price: 11,90€

ISBN: 9788866565741

Foreign rights manager:

Assenti – Senza giustificazione

Rosario Esposito La Rossa

Rosario Esposito La Rossa was born in Naples in 1988. He is the first bookseller of Scampia and currently manages the publishing houses Marotta&Cafiero and Coppola publisher. He was nominated Cavaliere della Repubblica by President Mattarella for his daily work with in the territory of Scampia through sport, literature and theater. He founded the Scugnizzeria, a bookshop where hundreds of children spend times and are trained through courses and playful activities.

Other translations:
Eterni secondi – Perdere è un’avventura meravigliosa