By Gianrico Carofiglio
Enrico Vallesi è un uomo intrappolato in un destino paradossale. Un giorno make a decision di salire su un treno e tornare nella città dove è cresciuto. Comincia così un viaggio di riscoperta attraverso i ricordi di un'adolescenza inquieta, in bilico fra rabbia e tenerezza. Con una scrittura lieve e tagliente l'autore ci guida fra le storie e l. a. psicologia dei personaggi, in un romanzo di formazione alla vita e alla violenza che è anche un racconto sulla passione in step with le idee e in step with le parole, un'implacabile riflessione sulla natura sfuggente del successo e del fallimento, una inattesa storia d'amore.
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But if she did not look at all special to the public, experts noticed several characteristics that were clear to sailors. On board the Nautilus,* at anchor nearby, a group of sailors were deep in a thousand conjectures as to the Forward’s destination. ’ said one. ’ ‘That ship’, answered a quartermaster with a broad ruddy face, ‘must use her masts more than her boiler, and if her topsails are so big, the lower ones must often stay furled. ’ ‘Dead right, Master Cornhill,’* said a third. ’ ‘Deﬁnitely,’ answered a Mersey pilot; ‘and her screw produces a nice fourteen knots.
Reply to KZ, Poste Restante, Gothenburg, Sweden. PS On 15 February next you will receive a great Dane with hanging lips, of blackish-brown colour with black horizontal stripes. 1 You will send conﬁrmation of receipt of the aforesaid dog to the same initials as above, Livorno (Italy). The captain of the Forward will appear and make himself known in due course. At the departure, you will receive new instructions. KZ Captain of the Forward 3 Dr Clawbonny Richard Shandon was a good sailor; for he had commanded whaling ships in the Arctic seas many years, with a solid reputation throughout Lancashire.
No, I won’t have your audacity, your bravery, and your ability doubted one moment, even by you! ’ ‘But that is not the point,’ said Shandon impatiently. ‘And what is the point? ’ ‘You don’t give me time to speak, heck! ’ And saying this, the doctor handed Shandon a letter as follows: Inverness 22 January 1860 Dr Clawbonny Liverpool If Dr Clawbonny wishes to embark for a long campaign on the Forward, he can present himself to Commander Richard Shandon, who has received instructions concerning him.