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La sabbia brucia (The Sand Is Burning)

La sabbia brucia (The Sand Is Burning)


A melancholic main character in his beloved Calabria: in the second novel of Gori Misticò’s investigations we go back in time and meet him at the highest of his career.

A first-class detective, a charming woman who tends to attract and use men with the attitude of a queen bee, a young colleague asking troublesome questions, the first symptoms of the illness: in San Telesforo Jonico summer will be hot. Gori Misticò is back in Calabria, he decided to leave Milano even if he was at the peak of his career. But going home, in little San Telesforo Jonico, means meeting up with memories: the more you run away the more they are tenacious. And the fine sand of Pàparo beach burns more than alcohol on a wound.

Genre: Murder Mystery/Horror

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Year of publication: 2021

Published in: Milano

Number of pages: 432

Price: 18 euro

ISBN: 9788830102835

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La sabbia brucia (The Sand Is Burning)

Fausto Vitaliano

Fausto Vitaliano was born in Calabria but has been living in Milan since forever. He is a screenwriter for Disney comics and published comic strips for Sergio Bonelli, Edizioni BD and BD Music. He worked for radios, TVs, newspapers, he translated books and edited Beppe Grillo’s and Michele Serra’s anthologies for Feltrinelli. With Bompiani he published Gori Misticò’s first novel, La mezzaluna di sabbia (2020).

Other translations:
Foreign rights for LA MEZZALUNA DI SABBIA sold: Spanish (Siruela) and Catalan (Univers)