The Counter World

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How far are you prepared to go to do the right thing?

A morning in early summer, a world full of technology, a botanical garden that is to be razed to the ground to make way for a new multifunctional centre and a girl willing to do anything to save her corner of paradise…

  • Black Mirror style exploration of topical themes in a future inspired by today’s world.

  • A perfect picture of our age and an invitation to change course.

  • A novel born from Do You Have A Story?, a contest for children under 18 to select the best idea for a story.

FIRST PUBLISHER Mondadori (Italy), 2019


Jacopo Olivieri, a versatile artist, started off as an illustrator and cartoonist. He worked for years in the theatre as a costume designer and set designer. He has published children’s books with the leading Italian publishing houses.