(L’Inferriata – Rizzoli, 1976)
Diletta is a last year student at high school, strong and rebellious, she disputes the dynamics of a retrograde society in Sicily, embodied to perfection by her family. The love for a young man of a lower social class encourages her to rebel against a programmed life. When the family finally accepts the young boyfriend, Diletta realizes that Mario wastes no time in bowing to a logic she has always fought and, scandalizing once again the whole family, decides to break the engagement. With realism filtered by extraordinary imaginative skills Laura Di Falco has been often associated to De Roberto and Pirandello.
STREGA PRIZE FINALIST 1976
272 pages – Original language: Italian (VerbaVolant Edizioni, 2012)