Broadstairs is a charming town on the English coast where Aaron works as an apprentice in the historic ice-cream shop Morelli. He lives in symbiosis with Anja, his depressed and over-protective mother who hides his father’s identity and tells him nothing about Zagreb, the city they fled when he was just a little boy. His relationship with Crystal, the girl he loves, has been going on for just over a year, but it is only virtual. An unexpected event changes everything. Aaron receives a letter from a notary in Croatia informing him about the death of his father annexing an interrail ticket to cover the journey to Zagreb to attend the reading of the deceased’s last will. Unprepared for life, Aaron faces his little Odyssey and travels from the United Kingdom to Zagreb, finally confronting the world. He will face challenges, as well as unexpected encounters and immense beauty.
Nicola Lecca (Cagliari, 1976) made his début in 1999 with Concerti senza orchestre, shortlisted for the Premio Strega. He is the author of the following novels published with Mondadori: Hotel Borg (2006), Il corpo odiato (2009), La piramide delcaffè (2013), and I colori dopo il bianco (2017, winner of the Elsa Morante Award), translated in thirteen European countries and in Brasil.