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La traversata

La traversata

An inspiring modern-day fable that will touch all who read it. A journey between reality and dreams.

One stormy night, a boat sinks near the cost. The frightened castaways disembark and flee, leaving a backpack on the shore that belongs to young Omar. Ezechiele, an old fisherman, decides to cross the sea accompanied by his grandson and his dog, Spaghetti, to return the backpack to Omar’s mother and reassure her that her child has reached land safe and sound. For Ezechiele, it is imperative to make the journey, both in the name of humanity and to acknowledge the importance of small gestures. It may be a strange undertaking; it may end up in vain. But it’s necessary – and heroic.

Genre: Narrative

Publishing house:

Editrice il Castoro

Year of publication: 2021

Published in: Milano

Number of pages: 154

Price: 14 €

ISBN: 9788869667091

Foreign rights manager: Andreina Speciale

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La traversata

Francesco D’Adamo

Francesco D’Adamo grew up in Cremona and at university he studied Literature, in Milan. He did many jobs, became a teacher, and after that he started writing noir novels. Only then did he discover that he could address a different audience, what he defines as “temporarily 13-14 years old adults” and since then he hasn’t stopped. He likes to tell true stories that try to explain the world, from the side of the most fragile.