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Gina’s story told here is true. The author still sinks her memory into the lives of the women of her family, as she already did with her first literary work entitled Due patrie (2020). And once again she stages the life of a midwife, of someone who helps other women in the effort of bringing new creatures into the world who then have to grow and in turn face the hardships of living.

Antonella Olivieri was born and lives in Milan. She is a teacher of Literature. She currently works as a trainer in the field of Specific Learning Disorders. She is the author and co-author of articles and teaching texts published by various publishing houses. Passionate about history, she collaborates with various associations and with Milanosifastoria, a network and project for the popularization of history in the area, not only in local perspective.