An ingenious scam with a shocking ending. An exceptionally greedy lawyer duped by what are only apparently simple-minded clients . An incautious Carabiniere who will regret investigating his own relatives. Public officials with irreprehensible pasts who for personal interest are ready to transform into loan sharks. These are some of the protagonists of Piccole atrocità, the literary début of Stefano Brusadelli. Twenty stories set against working-class Rome that surprises for its infinite humanity. A gallery of apparently ordinary characters who in the everyday struggle for survival find themselves involved in the most unpredictable situations, revealing unknown potentials to themselves and others. Dry and tense writing up to the final coup de théâtre. Stories that remind us of how each of us, even the most unexpected, can prove capable of anything.
Stefano Brusadelli was born in Rome, where he has always lived, on February 13, 1955. Journalist, he is married and has one child. He has worked for Adnkronos, « Il Mondo» and Panorama, mainly dealing with Italian politics and economics. “Piccole atrocità” is his début in narrative literature.