Fabio Geda’s compelling storytelling style balances reminiscence with hope as he embeds an entire lifetime into a single day.
A man has spent forty years building bridges all over the world. Recently widowed, he has put a great deal of care into preparing a family lunch. It’s something he’s never done before. But a granddaughter has a minor accident and lunch is called off. Concerned, and also a little disappointed, he goes for a walk and comes across a mother and son, who are alone, like him. He invites them home for a meal and offers the chance to be a father and grandfather all over again, in a whole new way. Fabio Geda’s compelling storytelling style balances reminiscence with hope as he embeds an entire lifetime into a single day.
Fabio Geda, from Turin, worked for ten years as an educator in social services and the experience with kids made the key to his literary production. He made his debut in 2007 with Per il resto del viaggio ho sparato agli indiani (Instar Libri) and achieved international success in 2010 with Nel Mare ci sono i Coccodrilli (Baldini & Castoldi Dalai) which were followed by other successes until the most recent Scalze Anime (Einaudi 2017). From 2015 to 2018 the seven volumes of the Berlin children’s saga (with Marco Magnone) were released. He wrote a short story for the anthology La fuga published by Il Castoro and with Solferino Il demonio ha paura della gente allegra (2019). His latest novel is Una Domenica (Einaudi).
NEL MARE CI SONO I COCCODRILLI translated all over the world and ANIME SCALZE in Spain and Germany