This is a tale of boats, rivers and canals. Bit by bit an entire era goes under against the heady backdrop of the Sixties.
A boy growing up in a fast-changing world is immersed in a memorable adventure that lasts two summers long aboard a burchio, Venice’s typical flat-bottomed cargo boat. The story unfolds between 1964 and 1966 and over the lifes of three generations: the 13-year-old Ganbeto, his grandfather Caronte, the owner of the boat and the guardian of ancient traditions, and his father, who senses that the increasing use of trucks is threatening their livelihood and decides to take on a factory.
Foreign rights manager: GRANDI E ASSOCIATI AGENZIA LETTERARIA
Prizes: Nel 2015 partecipò al Premio Strega con \
Sales ranking: uscito aprile 2020
Paolo malauguri was born near Padua in 1978. His novels are Sul Grappa dopo la vittoria (Santi Quaranta 2009), Sillabario veneto (Santi Quaranta 2011), I mercanti di stampe proibite (Santi Quaranta 2013), La reliquia di Costantinopoli (Neri Pozza 2015,), Nuovo sillabario veneto (BEAT 2016), Prima dell’alba (Neri Pozza 2017), Lungo la Pedemontana. In giro lento tra storia, paesaggio veneto e fantasie (Marsilio 2018) e L’ultimo carnevale (Solferino 2019).