We are excited to announce that Giuseppe Festa is the winner of the Bancarellino Prize 2022, with "I Lucci della via Lago" ("The Pikes of Lake Road"), Adriano Salani Editore, Book on a Tree Ltd.
A COMING-OF-AGE NOVEL
WHERE ADVENTURE, LOVE AND MYSTERY INTERTWINE
IN A SHORT CRAZY SUMMER:
A SUMMER WHEN EVERYTHING BECOMES POSSIBLE.
With all the spontaneity of his thirteen years, Mauri retraces the thirty-three days that have made him grow up, starting on that 14th June when his best friend, Brando, dives into the lake and never resurfaces. But incredulous grief soon gives way to doubt: mysterious notes written in Brando’s writing cast a shadow of suspicion over Lake Road, threatening solid friendships and blossoming love. There are whispers about a road on the bottom of the lake, children with weed for hair, and other, even darker things. But Mauri doesn’t believe it, and he decides to investigate, along with other members of the Pikes gang: Fabi, Nando, Trapola and above all, her, Aura, his secret love.