On a snowy day in late November, Lorenzo Telmari, former skipper and globetrotter, withdraws to the countryside to work on a novel when he receives a call with news that his father has died. Lorenzo travels to Rome, where he discovers he has inherited a burning secret with immense ethical and political implications.
Andrea De Carlo is one of Italy's most successful contemporary novelists. He has published thirteen novels in Italy and his books have been translated into twenty-one languages. His first novel earned him the prestigious Premio Comisso prize for literature in 1981, and his books have since sold more than three million copies in Italy alone. He has worked as assistant director to Italian filmmakers from Frederico Fellini to Michelangelo Antonioni, and directed an acclaimed film adaptation of his first novel, Treno di Paana.