Claudio Morandini’s “Snow, Dog, Foot” published by Timaş
Claudio Morandini’s “Snow, Dog, Foot” published by Timaş with a translation of Esma Fethiye Güçlü.
In the Alps, there is a lonesome valley where the old and scatterbrained Adelmo Farandola wanders, crazy with solitude.
Adelmo’s only companion is a nagging dog; together they form an unusual comic pairing, since Adelmo is able to understand its talking as well as those of other animals of the mountains. He also understands the voices of the wind, the sky, and even of the dead.
Struggling in the wild and hostile nature around him, we follow him in the changing of seasons and in the repetitiveness of his actions: but then one day, as spring arrives, Adelmo and his dog notice a foot in the melting snow.
Snow, dog, foot is a strange little book that one can read cover to cover, enchanted by its characters and their sarcastic profundity.
4 January 2018