The Marathon has always been a container of stories, lives, emotions and experiences of all kinds. A kaleidoscope that encompasses a whole world going far beyond just the sports field.
To confirm this, here is the publication of the novel “DI CORSA” co-written by Andrea Bassi and Andrea Panzavolta, published in the last weeks of 2020 by “Il Ponte Vecchio“.
The book that we recommend in these lockdown days to spend some time in the company of a good read with an enjoyable and linear trend. A story that involves and remains compelling until the last pages, up to a twist, or rather a series of twists towards which the pens of the two authors accompany the reader with grace and skill.
The Ravenna Marathon becomes the final stage of a novel that weaves the threads of extremely different life stories and experiences. From an American university professor with a passion for Dante that slowly turns into an obsession, to a band of thieves that operates all over the world on commission. From a technician specializing in extraction systems between platforms and construction sites who loves rock, to a sociopathic and unbalanced teacher who hides a double personality. And again, the story of a marriage that is now over in which the figures of a lawyer and a Lithuanian woman are inserted, a criminologist who fights abuse and violence with harsh ways and a nurse unconsciously still in search of the true purpose of the his life and his spaces that finds strength after an episode.
All interpreters of their lives who meet, or just touch each other, on the second weekend of November in Italy on the occasion of the Ravenna City of Art Marathon which along its evocative path also parades in front of the tomb of Dante Alighieri, the Supreme Poet of which in 2021 the 700th anniversary of his death is celebrated, which took place in 1321 in the former Byzantine capital, fulcrum of Romagna. An anniversary that will also be remembered with the mosaic medal made by Annafietta for the next Marathon in which the poet’s profile is clearly distinguished.
A book therefore not to be missed for running enthusiasts, but not only. A way to understand what can go through the mind of a runner or what can push a person to approach the colorful and fascinating world of running.
“Running” not only on the roads, but also on the pages and among the letters for a Marathon that is expanding its spaces more and more and expanding its boundaries.