The meeting

Maurizio has ten years old and, like all children, it is looking forward to the holidays. For him the summer means being from grandparents, in Crabas: there every year finds friends ever, Franco and Lorenzo, brothers of marbles, of peeled knees and hunt for dragonflies. But the summer of 1986 will arrive forever the placid rhythms of the country: a new parish is about to be founded, risking to split the community in two. Each Easter, in fact, the parish priest of Crabas gives life to a procession that recalls the episode of the Risan Christ narrated in the Gospels: two statues depicting Christ and Virgin Mary (which replaced Maddalena, the "chat friend") are made symbolically to meet thanks At the will of the faithful and the clerks like Maurizio. How can you now take the ritual of the Pasquale procession now, if not splitting the re-enactment of the meeting? In a crescendo of paradoxical comedy, the paroxysmen pursuit of saints through the streets of the country will result in a real war, fought with hello-queen strokes. Thus this story of training is made up in which the protagonist discovers together with the reader what means "us".

  • Author: Michela Murgia
  • Format: Paperback, 12 x 10.5 cm
  • Pages: 92
  • Publisher: Einaudi
  • Necklace: Super et
  • Year: 2014

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