General Fiction

Certe fortune

(Some People Are Lucky)

Garzanti, February 2019, pp.432

Because of malicious imprudence, a bull, rented for quite different reasons, sows injuries and panic throughout the town. It is up to Marshal Ernesto Maccadò to intervene.

Already having to tackle the strange fainting spells of his wife Maristella, who is struggling to get used to the new town by Lake Como, Marshal Maccadò must also juggle the case of the bull farm: this year, too, Mr and Mrs Piattola have rented a bull to make money on the neighbours’ cow farm and its priorities, because everybody knows that the top of the queue gets the best seed. What they haven’t taken into account is the risk of this bull, an animal larger and better endowed than ever seen before –if not tended to properly – escaping and terrorising the entire town…

Garzanti, February 2019, pp.432

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Andrea Vitali

Andrea Vitali was born in 1956 on the eastern shore of Lake Como, where he still lives and works as a medical doctor. He started writing novels in 1989 and since then has kept up his prolific career by accumulating a series of literary prizes. A success that’s lasted 15 years, made up exclusively of bestsellers, first places in the charts, prizes, and ecstatic reviews from the press and critics. More than 3,500,000 readers in Italy alone.

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