Time On My Hands
Palermo, Sicily, 1978. The Christian Democrat leader Aldo Moro has just been kidnapped in Rome by members of the notorious Red Brigades. Two months after his disappearance on 9th May, Moro is found dead in the boot of a car. A trio of eleven-year-old schoolboys, Nimbo, Raggio, and Volo, avidly follow the news of the abduction as their admiration for the brigatisti grows. When the boys themselves resolve to abduct a classmate and incarcerate him in a makeshift 'people's prison', the darkness within their world, and the world of the novel, becomes all-pervasive. A vivid and hellish description of Sicily in the late seventies, "Time on my Hands" is an unforgettable novel from a significant new voice in Italian fiction.
- Electronic book text | 320 pages
- 18 Jun 2013
- FABER & FABER
- London, United Kingdom
About Giorgio Vasta
Girogio Vasta was born in Palermo and lives in Turin. This is his first novel.