Storia di May. Piccola donna (STORY OF MAY. LITTLE WOMAN)
Foreign rights sold: Russia (Samokat)
An intense and moving story written by an incredible talent.
A deep and intelligent reflection on writing and imagination, and growing up feeling different.
Set in the world of Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, a highly relevant story for our times revealing the multifaceted charm of utopias.
Set in America, nineteenth century. May is still achild and yet she has already learnt what it meansto have your life changed. When her parents move all the family from their small hometown of Concord toHeaven, a place where they want to create a perfect community, nothing is as it was before. In Heaven eating meat is forbidden, animals are not harmed,the modest clothes worn are all made from linen. It is true that May can now plunge into the shimmerin gwater of Lake Walden whenever she desires and be soothed by The Good Man’s flute playing. In addition not everyone has a tribe of Native Indians for neighbours or gets to learn how to climb trees thanks to a local called Two Moons. But deep down May never chose this new life, and the only way for her to accept her new confined new world is to reinvent it and make it seem even more beautiful in her letters to Martha, her friend back in town.
BEATRICE MASINI is an author, editor and translator. Her work includes translating the five books in the Harry Potter series byJ.K. Rowling. Her books have been translated in over 20 countries and she has received prestigious prizes such as the Pippi award (2002), the Elsa Morante award (2009)and the Campiello award (2013). She has won the ItalianAndersen prize five times – the latest in 2018, with Il buon viaggio, illustrated by Gianni De Conno both as an author and a translator.