Sicily | El Cobre, 2000

Under the implacable sun of the Sicilian Summer, Ismael Grasa sets out from Palermo on a journey reminiscent of Judge Falcone, a journey through the Sicily of the mafia, horseracing, cafés and mysterious characters, but also of Bocaccio, Goethe, Wagner and Garibaldi.

This is a slow, careful journey, touched by the suggestive levity of restrained prose with a broad range of echoes and registers.