General Fiction

La verità della suora storta

(The Truth about the Crooked Nun)

Garzanti, October 2015, pp.204

During the stifling hot summer of 1970, the town of Bellano is in turmoil because of a small mystery: a new story with an intriguing and moving plot.

Santo Sisto is a taxi driver and he awaits his clients at the Bellano railway station. They are rare: some come from the nearby towns, others from Milan even to visit the hospital or the cemetery. Events are unchanging and foreseeable. Until a dramatic turn of events: on that Sunday, after lunch, a woman arrives and asks him to be taken to the cemetery. But once they arrive, Sisto realizes the woman is dead. Right there, on the backseat of his car, and staining it with urine too! This is a serious issue, one that will require the help of officer Pezzati. Furthermore the woman does not have a handbag so no one knows who she is, or who she was visiting at the Bellano cemetery. Whilst he tries to untangle the mystery, Sisto will meet a little crooked nun with arthritis, who is hiding a secret which has been kept for many years.

Garzanti, October 2015, pp.204

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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