Stories about coffee 2011
In the 2011 anthology of Caffè Letterario Moak, the twenty chosen authors tell about distant countries and periods; they make us meet bizarre and original characters; they outline heroic lives and daily routine, stories of friendship and violence, marginalisation and conquest.
There's a child unable to communicate through words and there's another one that crosses the Mediterraean dreaming to be on board of a pontoon. There's who drinks too much coffee because not able to hurt himself and who manages to hurt himself within a tormented love story. There's an uncertain future in coffee grounds read by a jovial seventy-year old guy and there's a past to be released in the workshop of three former female detainees.
The earthquake of L'Aquila comes between the coffee of Giovanna and the powerful people of the world; a sea full of fears between young Fatima and the desired Eden.
A wife's faithfulness is threatened by the charm of a mysterious guest and the hardness of a screw tricked by the encounter with an out-of-the-common prisoner.
As if connected by a thin threat of smoke, all protagonists of these stories obstinately search for taste, strength and sweetness in a present that often includes the aftertaste of a bitter past.