An extraordinary story of friendship in a city torn apart by the madness of the war. Freely inspired by the story of Ugo Forno.
Rome, 1943. Three boys who escaped from an orphanage live in a caravan found on the banks of the river. There they discover love, friendship and, above all, a special dwelling far from the grown-ups and which must be defended at the cost of life. A life that is suddenly stormy: the fascist raids and violence, the battles between rival gangs, the bombings, death: the boys hate the adults and hurl against the Nazis who are undermining «their» bridge. One of the three dies to defend his childhood and that special house where grown-ups are not allowed. Freely inspired by a true story, an extraordinary tale of friendship in a city torn apart by the madness of war.
Massimiliano Timpano was born in Roma where he lives and works. He was a bartender, a warehouse worker, a cashier, and for years a librarian. He wrote for BBC History. He wrote Chiuso for Kindle (together with Pier Francesco Leofreddi) and La vita, se altro si dice (Bompiani).