New York, early twenty-first century. Once, they were famous and their bodies were powerful. They were Mister Fantastic, Batman, Mystique, Superman... Now they know the pains of ageing and regret. And as an obscure conspiracy is threatening their lives, making them even more vulnerable, they live out one last, desperate love story. At once realistic and visionary, here is a novel that revives a pop imagination with a narrative of singular power. This is a story about the broken heart of not only a group of former superheroes, but of an entire civilisation.
Marco Mancassola was born in Northern Italy in 1973. His literary works are published by the main Italian publishers and by Gallimard in France. His books earned several literary prizes including the Premio Fiesole. His last novel Gli amici del deserto has been recently published in Italy. He currently lives in London.