Author(s): Diego De Silva
Malinconico is a Neapolitan lawyer without a single case. His personal life is a shambles: his wife has left him, his two teenage children are screwing up their lives royally. But one day a miracle occurs. He is assigned a case! He has been named the defence attorney for a member of the Neapolitan underground, Mimmo the Burzone. The novel orbits around the bizarre mind of Malinconico, a mind that contemplates every aspect of the life he sees before him and a voice that seduces, entertains, and moves the reader from the first page to the last.
Diego de Silva was born in Naples in 1964. He is the author of plays, screenplays and six novels. "I Hadn't Understood" was a finalist for the Strega Prize, Italy's most prestigious literary award, and winner of the Naples Prize for fiction. His books have been translated into eight languages. He currently lives in Salerno.