Stories about coffee 2009
The volume of the VIII edition with its twenty short stories is characterized by the thematic variety coffee has been narrated with. While browsing the anthology's pages and in the quick and iridescent change of topic, having a coffee can also mean rare glimmer of lucidity and life in an anonymous retiring home, where Alzheimer and above all solitude turning into madness reigns ("Gita al mare" – Excursion to the sea).
You can also hit the road from Rome towards New York in a truck, in order to be pictured in a service station and drink coffee, like in “Sometimes through blizzards”.
Coffee is also able to get colorized with mysterious and paranormal notes, in a funny and enigmatic way, such as in "Il caffè delle quattro" (Four o' clock coffee); it can become a terrible and premonitory painting in "Il caffè di Nero Vracco" (Coffee of Nero Vracco); and it can also be translated in mysterious, unmistakable and embarrassing desire of coffee, which connects eleven children born in a tranquil village between 1922 and 1924 ("Il marchio" – The brand) like a brand.