A novel addressing with a light tone the subject of racism and American political intrigue in the 1960s.
1966. 14 year olds Richie, Mash, Darry and Jodie are friends and all are fans of horror and fantasy stories. They live in Frick Leaf, a town in Indiana, a State in the south USA. A morning, while skipping school, the three friends witness a weird kidnapping. In the following days they come to know a murder of a man whose body has been discovered without a shoe. After a little recon they actually find a shoe equipped with a micro recorder containing information about a Ku Klux Klan cell involving the highest political authorities of the town. Moreover the recording reveals a forthcoming attack to the afro american community and the political corruption spread all over the State of Indiana. For the three friends that’s the starting point of an investigation, full of challenges and dangers, aimed to prevent the conspiracy. On the background a radio voice announcing the triumph of the Texas Western Miners, the world’s only college basketball team with an all-black lineup, winner of the 1966 NCAA Division championship.
A compelling novel inspired by true crime stories and set in 1966, exactly one hundred years after the birth of Ku Klux Klan.
From the winner of “Premio Battello a Vapore” a story full of plot twists, challenges and dangers. A window to completely unknown times, especially for young readers.
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Born in 1977, he started writing and painting after him. In 2015 he won the “Premio Battello a Vapore” with his debut children novel Il Numero 5, published by Piemme. Freelance journalist and writer, he lives in Rimini with his partner Catia and their little kid.