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By Marco Malvaldi

On the Bar Lume, in a small coastal hotel close to Livorno, among photographs of coffee and palms of playing cards, 4 old-timers and Massimo, the barman, wile away the time chatting, arguing, and theorizing concerning the homicide of a tender girl of their town.

The girl's physique was once present in a dumpster bin at the fringe of city. The victim's now notoriously licentious way of life has everybody pondering that her demise had anything to do with the area of drug trafficking and hazardous intercourse that she inhabited. The major suspects within the case are of the girl's nightlife affiliates. yet out of affection of gossip and simply to move the time, the crowd of outdated neighbors on the Bar Lume start to pull the case to items, forcing the Barman Massimo into the function of beginner sleuth.

Here is a victory for pensioners! The 4 old-timers research the crime and the suspects, contextualizing either, and within the method placed a comic book spin on their frequently narrow-minded buddies. From this "investigation," in Malvadi's full of life and colourful prose, emerges a desirable photograph of existence in a small city that, for all its faults, stubbornly resists the devastation of senseless worldwide tourism.

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The dog appeared. I ended up hoping for a sort of mark of truth that would emerge from these clouds of flesh drowning the bony structure. MISS RITA This job took up most of my nights and threw me into a painful instability. A sort of savage reverie guided my hand, drove it to sudden movements, up and down, that grounded invariably in the regrouping of a part of the scene. My wrists and my fingers went along in a silent task that could only be a race with no finish line. The attraction, like the terror I had felt for her, was transformed into a hot pursuit where the line and the paper were the object, sequence after sequence, of a confused reconstruction that, for me, had to lead to a final image.

The dog grabbed them before they even reached the ground. MISS RITA The autonomous activity of her jaw doubtlessly calmed something else in her because she kept repeating that she wasn't really hungry but that it had to be done, that it was a necessity. Stranded, shrunken with age, the animal and the old lady spent part of their nights absorbing the contents of the aluminum trays which then piled up near the garbage bins. It seemed that their bodies were furnaces for the absorbed substances-their flesh, due to their nocturnal practices, appeared red hot.

By abrasion, friction or intrus10n. Just as in nature, where the existence of a territory favors the reproduction of individuals, care for the young and, through this, the survival of the species, in the same way this new scenery that a simple flat tire and then a hand wound had created, was going to overturn his life and permit him to find a way out of two problems that, up to this day, had not stopped eating away at him: the idea of love attached to literature. Without ever having admitted it to himself, he knew it.

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