Skilful in the revelation of human destinies that touch and shake, in this novel Margaret Mazzantini pays attention to the different. Two boys, two adolescents, two mature men, each with indelible scars from childhood, two bodies and two souls looking for their identity. The two life stories are linked by the vortex of maturation and divided between Rome and London, between prejudices and openness, between traditionalism and underground culture. A raw, self-ironic, lyrical and first-person story about a male love, impossible, forbidden, enthusiastic and jubilant, but also pierced by anger and must.
And the real splendour may be the conscious, deeply suffered difference, the power and the courage to be yourself and not to be ashamed of traveling over the abyss of existence.
This project has been funded with support from the Creative Europe Programme of the European Commission.