2020 (EN)

President Michele Capasso intervened at the presentation of Dacia Maraini's book "Trio", complimenting the writer for the quality of the work.
An intense and delicate novel, pervaded by the colors and smells of Sicily, which through the filter of a past never so close speaks of each of us, and of what can save us when everything collapses outside.
"Trio - Story of two friends, a man and the plague in Messina" (Rizzoli) marks the return of Dacia Maraini to the historical narrative after "The long life of Marianna Ucrìa", one of the most beloved books of the writer, poet, essayist, playwright and screenwriter among the most important in Italy who chose "her" Abruzzo, that of Pescasseroli, among whose woods in the heart of the Park, the author lives for a good part of the year, for one of the first presentations (the volume was released last June): at 6 pm, in Piazza Umberto I, the writer talked about it with the journalist of the Center, Domenico Ranieri, in a dialogue with musical interludes from the accordion orchestra “La Box del Vento” directed by Alessandro Parente.
"Trio" is an epistolary novel. To write to each other, in Sicily, in 1743, are Agata and Annuzza: their bond comes from afar, it was born when, still children, they learned the all-female art of embroidery under the severe gaze of Sister Mendola; he grew up feeding on the adventures of Cid and Ximena, read aloud together in the garden; she resisted the somersaults of fate, which made Agata the bride of Girolamo and Annuzza a young woman still free from the awe and joys of marriage. Now, while a plague epidemic is decimating the population of Messina, the two friends are cultivating their relationship at a distance at the tip of the pen, because the fear of contagion has driven them away from the city but has not extinguished the desire to be part of the one of the life of the other. And even if it is the man himself who ignites their desires, and the heart is pounding to impose their own reasons, Agata and Annuzza will be able to defend their friendship from jealousy and conventions of the world, which tells the women they have chosen better than any other feeling. to be