Luca Bianchini presents THE HEART IS A GINGER

Friday, May 24, 2024 - 9 p.m. - FREE ENTRANCE

Biography: Luca Bianchini was born on February 11, 1970, in Turin, a city he loves and to which he loves to return. She has moved house but continues to write in the kitchen, which remains her heart room.
Mondadori has published all his novels: Instant love (2003), I follow you every night (2004), the biography of Eros Ramazzotti, Eros – I Swear (2005), If it’s good weather tomorrow (2007), We are just friends (2011), I who love only you and Christmas Dinner (2013)-from which two highly successful films were made, Tell Me You Believe Destiny (2015), Nobody Like Us (2017), brought to the big screen the following year, I Know You Will Come Back Someday (2018), Kisses from Polignano (2020) and Wives Are Always Right (2022).

Descriptive text of the book:
Marshal Gino Clemente would have imagined anything but having to move from his beloved Polignano to Bressanone, South Tyrol, a few miles from Austria, where many people speak German and people dine at seven o’clock in the evening.

In an effort to integrate into the South Tyrolean community, he rides his mountain bike, while his inseparable wife Felicetta takes up gardening in their new home, with mixed results. Brightening the stay in the North is the unexpected return of an old glory of Italian pop music: Gabriel Manero, known for having written in 1983 his one big hit-Todo corazón-that made them fall in love. The singer, a native of that very town where he has not performed in forty years, is invited to open the House of Hops, the brewery run by the very blond Barbara Kessler, and his concert calls together all the residents of the surrounding area.

It is an opportunity for a dip into the past: many among those present know him from his Righeira days, and he decides after the performance to celebrate this reunion at his eccentric mansion. Everything seems to be going well but, to the general dismay, the next morning Gabriel is found lifeless on the stairs of the house. Is this an accidental fall or not? It will be Marshal Clement, aided by his wife, Brinkley the dog, and his own formidable intuition, who will solve what appears to be an incomprehensible puzzle. Supporting him in the endeavor are Brigadier Guglielmotto, an enterprising Piedmontese with teeth that “couldn’t be whiter,” and his longtime right-hand man Agata De Razza, who is at home in Bressanone and left a great love there.

Amid old songs and clues that are difficult to decipher, the marshal stays true to himself and uncovers the restless, vibrant soul of a town that some call Brixen and that until then seemed very, very quiet. After the success of The Wives Are Always Right, Luca Bianchini returns to entertain his readers with a hilarious new mystery comedy.

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