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Melania G. Mazzucco - a perfect day

Melania G. Mazzucco - a perfect day

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After having favored stories set in the past, Melania Mazzucco chooses today's Rome as the scene for her novel. The perfect day - as in the title of a Lou Reed song - is the one in which Camilla turns seven, Zero detonates the first bomb in a McDonald's, Emma loses her job, Kevin loses his underwear, Elio recites the wrong speech at his rally elections, Valentina gets a navel piercing, Maja finds the house of her dreams, Sasha celebrates the ten-year anniversary with her lover, Antonio sees his wife for the last time and someone charges 7 shots + 1 his pistol. As their paths cross on the big stage of a frenetic and surprising Rome, and the tension builds, their lives seem destined to explode into a thousand pieces. Choral novel, social fresco, group photo of a nation, this chronicle of an apparently ordinary day in a large city today is a total immersion in the reality that surrounds us. A story of love and disenchantment, of school and work, front page news and a heartbreaking case of black women. But above all, the anatomy of a family: girls and children, men and women, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, scenes from a marriage in which everyone, for better or for worse, can recognize themselves.

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