Men of Love

ELENA PEDUZZI 
Curated by PIERDOMENICO BACCALARIO

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"THE MAFIA STARTS FIGHTING FROM THE SCHOOL DESKS" - Giovanni Falcone

On a hot June afternoon, during an unusual thunderstorm, a group of young friends meets in a square in Palermo to play football. Among them are Paolo, lively and enterprising, and Giovanni, for whom duty is the most important thing. Rounding out the group is recent addition Elvira, a strong and determined girl who challenges her male peers, surprising them with unexpected prowess. It’s the start of an extraordinary friendship that will last forever. In the streets of the city, the scene of their afternoons together, Paolo and Giovanni savour Grandpa Corrado’s lemonade, the best in Palermo, solve the case of the stolen puppet and witness, in spite of themselves, a scene that will change them forever. That’s the moment when they understand that at a certain age you have to choose a side. And that age comes when you least expect it.

A book that combines fiction with reality. A tribute to two great men and servants of the state, to commemorate a fundamental page in Italy’s history.

  • The imagined story of the friendship of two great heroes in Palermo in the 1950s, just as Borsellino and Falcone could have lived it.
  • The story of who the two magistrates that changed the fight against organised crime were and what they did, in a sharp and powerful journalistic piece by Pierdomenico Baccalario on the mystery of the disappearance of Borsellino’s Agenda Rossa, the red notebook in which he wrote down names and facts for his investigations.
  • A book to honour the loss of two exceptional magistrates, examples of humanity, courage and dedication, 30 years after the terrible attacks in which they lost their lives.

 

GENRE Coming-of-age, Historical
TARGET 10+
FIRST PUBLISHER Solferino (Italy), 2022

ELENA PEDUZZI

Elena graduated with a degree in Classics with an archaeological specialisation. She is a ghost writer and author of novels published by the most important Italian publishing houses and translated into numerous languages. She lives in Milan.

 

 

 

PIERDOMENICO BACCALARIO

Pierdomenico grew up in an old house with a library containing more than 20,000 volumes. A writer and journalist, his books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into over 30 languages. Today he is considered one of the greatest Italian children’s authors.