One morning, a lawyer is found dead atop a parked car below the terrace of his apartment, an alleged suicide. Three months later, Martina — a nurse who seeks to live closer to work — rents the now vacant apartment without knowing its dark history. Accompanied by her loyal dog “Scheggia,” Martina has a flair for mysteries. Though unaware of the danger that comes with solving them, she and her new friend Antonio, a local music teacher, set out to solve the mystery of the suicide. Follow them both, as they delve deeper and deeper Into the Void.
Susanna Casubolo is an Italian writer with several books write ranging from psychology to detective novels. Fall into the void is coming out these days in all international sales channels. This is the translation of “Nel vuoto” a thriller in Italian language published by Hoffmanna & Hoffmann in 2018. Translated by Dave Master, the book tells of a girl who, with the help of her faithful dog, finds herself, (for a series of circumstances) investigating the case of a suicidal man. In the story, love and disappointment cross, mysteries and tenderness, wrapped in the nice and affectionate compaction of “Scheggia” the faithful dog that will help Martina in the investigation. A fantastic gift for Christmas, in hardcover or ebook format for a quick read in place.
“The gods,” the artist said, “pleasure themselves with men by rummaging through their lives, wounding their bodies with their darts of pain, denying man the ability to be near them, yet they still make us love them and feel the thrill of immortality.”
It is the story of life, the metaphor of human pettiness and the reactions linked to them. A journey along the short but intense parabola of an artist painter who finds himself projected (by chance) into a world of lights and lust. Checkpoint Charlie is the limit, the line that not everyone wants to cross, where there is no return except after selling the soul to the devil.
“What is your job?” The artist asked. “Undertaker” he said. Twenty-five years of work, and he’d certainly buried a lot of people. He dug the grave and if necessary, undressed and redressed the body. They pay for everything. “Do the dead stink?” “Yes, a great deal.” “Animals don’t have cemeteries. Why is it that, in your opinion?”
Michele Iacono offers us reasons to reflect, on the limits that the common moral sense imposes. It retraces Italy in its most beautiful cities telling us the limits that some of us have decided or have been forced to face. The Artist presents itself as new air on the American market after its release in Italian under the title Checkpoint Charlie. Published by Hoffmann & Hoffmann and distributed by Ingram.