One summer, in the home of a seaside village, a couple separeted for years, welcomes three Ukrainan: Natasha, Kolja and Katja, who arrived in Italy from their orphanage to spend ’recovery holidays’ Thus, Marcello and Natalia find themselves trying to put together the pieces of their compromised relationship, to face an experience that proves immediately unsettling: what do they expect from these foreign children, difficult to decipher and already scared by life? At the end of a period divide for all between tenderness and disorientation, everything seems to return as before, but with a new load of doubts and suspended expectations. Giulia Corslini’s writing brings us to the heart of things, and even the lanscapes seem to come alive: at the end you have the impression of feeling the scent of that sea, of knowing the inhabitant of that town, of living the panorama of the night walk route of this improvised, and in someway lacking, ’family’.
Giulia Corsalini lives in the countryside of Recanati with her husband and two sons. She holds a degree in Literature and a Doctorate in Italian Studies and teaches in a classical lycée and in the University of Macerata. Her previous novel, La lettrice di Cechov, won the Bergamo Prize for fiction 2019, the Mondello International prize 2019, the Super Mondello prize, the Biblioteche di roma Prize 2019.