Anni in tasca
The tree of heaven
In a Bologna full of shadows and lights, a crowd of extraordinary characters, suspended between reality and imagination: the beautiful Esmeralda, daughter of Gypsy Baron; Strigagni the diabolic, ruthless businessman; the fearless lawyer Brunett; and the specter of bloody Cianciulli... Under the leadership of their trusted, beloved books, Topi and his sister Fioretta face the mysteries the city seems to open up just before their eyes. The most important Italian scholar of children’s literature dealing with the ghosts, the terrors and ecstasies of his own childhood.