Un cappuccino tra le righe: the appointment on Saturday 25 January 2020
The new appointment with ‘Un cappuccino tra le righe’ is for Saturday 25 January 2020 in the Giovanni Canna Civic Library of via Corte d'Appello, 12 starting from 10 am. The protagonist will be Gianluigi Mignacco, who will speak of his book ‘Il commiato’. Mignacco was born in Genoa in 1975. After he graduated, he returned to his birthplace, Borbera Valley, to recover the family traditions that led him to completely renovate his grandfather's vineyard where he now produces Timorasso, the ancient autochthonous grape variety of Val Borbera and the area of Tortona. Mignacco’s life is taken up with more than just winegrowing. He is also passionate about trail running. Following his resounding success in the Valborbera Strong Trail (one hundred kilometres run in 17 hours and 47 minutes) he was also a finisher of the Tor des Géants 2018, a 350 km race with a positive altitude difference of 27 thousand metres, and he finished the 170 km long Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc three times. His first book has just been published. "Il Commiato", published by Puntoacapo, is a novel composed of three stories apparently distant in space and time, but actually intimately connected to one another. The book opens in the present day, with Maria, a university research student whose existence flows among many certainties. However, when a soldier from the First World War starts to populate her dreams, her certainties start to fall apart. The appearance of a mysterious twig on the kitchen table is proof that an authentic channel of communication has opened up between Maria’s world and that of the solider. In her dreams, the reminders of her family’s roots, embedded in the rural world of the Piedmont Apennine area, become ever more frequent. Until the final epilogue. Vera Girivi, a Genoese artist who has recently exhibited in Paris and New York, designed the novel’s cover. Her paintwork, much loved by Pulitzer Prize winner Jerry Saltz, has already populated the wine labels of Mignacco's winery with its portraits.
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