Malacarne, published for the first time at the Allusives in 2007, is the long monologue of a small mobster carried away in the story of his own life. The whole evolution of the contemporary mafia is brewed into a sort of general phantasmagoria; and it is death that dominates and finally reigns over this desperate universe permanently delivered to its own destruction. A fascinating apocalyptic novel that carries both the executioners and the victims, the thugs as their judges.
Giosuè Calaciura was born in Palermo in 1960. He is an author and journalist. In 1998 he published his first novel Malacarne (Baldini & Castoldi), then Sgobbo (Baldini & Castoldi Dalai, 2002, Prize of Selezione Campiello 2002), La figlia perduta. La favola dello Slum (Bompiani, 2005), Urbi et Orbi (Baldini & Castoldi Dalai, 2006), the anthology of short stories Bambini e altri animali (Sellerio, 2013), Pantelleria (Laterza, 2016), Borgo Vecchio (Sellerio, 2017). He is an author of radiodrama and the radio show Fahreneit on Radiotre. He collaborates with magazines and newspapers.
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