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Literary meetings - Presentation of La stirpe e il sangue by Lorenza Ghinelli

The GialloLuna NeroNotte festival, organized by the Pa.Gi.Ne. Cultural Association of Ravenna, celebrates mystery and noir literature. Born in 2003 as a multidisciplinary review, promoted by the Province of Ravenna, in collaboration with the Municipality, with this 20th edition it offers a calendar of presentations, realized together with the Cultural Relations Center, Start Cinema, the cultural association Vox Pluralis; under the Patronage of the Municipality of Ravenna and in collaboration with the Booksellers' Union of Confesercenti.

PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK LA STIRPE E IL SANGUE by Lorenza Ghinelli (Bompiani, 2022).

Year 1442. The Ottoman army under the command of Murad II bursts into Wallachia devastating the villages. Among the huts devoured by violence is born Radu, suffering from a rare form of anemia, who manages to survive only thanks to the stubbornness of Maria, his mother, and that of his sister Anna. The three take refuge in the forest; Anna and Maria will teach Radu stubborn resistance and necessary ferocity. Theirs is the story of exile, and of an ascent that overthrows power. Tying them together, above all else, is the blood rite that Maria teaches Radu and that keeps him alive, uniting his destiny as a young man with the legend that will bring Vlad the Impaler, better known as Dracula, to dominate the collective imagination. Lorenza Ghinelli measures herself with Gothic literature by reinterpreting it, offering readers a very black tale, but also a hymn to the exiles' thirst for redemption and the indomitable strength of women.

In the presence of the author, interviewed by Nevio Galeati, writer, journalist and director of the GialloLuna NeroNotte literary festival.

Lorenza Ghinelli (Cesena 1981) made her debut with Il Divoratore (Newton Compton, 2011) sold in seven countries; it was followed by La colpa (finalist for the Strega Prize), Con i tuoi occhi, Sogni di sangue, Almeno il cane è un tipo a posto (winner of the Minerva Prize), Anche gli alberi bruciano, Tracce dal silenzio (Marsilio 2019, finalist for the Scerbanenco Prize), Bonny Boy and La stirpe e il sangue (Bompiani). She has been a subjectwriter and screenwriter for television and has worked for years with the Holden School as a lecturer and tutor. She lives in Rimini.


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