Edition: 2022
Pages: 192
Series: IR/L
ISBN: 9788858148822
Subject area: Storie di questo mondo

Family Portrait (with red brigades)

Mario Di Vito



A book of rare narrative taste that seeks to answer the question of what is left of the terrorist years today and what a person of about 30 can see in them.
Relying on his grandmother’s very detailed diaries, Mario Di Vito recounts the unfolding of one of the most terrible events in the history of Italian terrorism in the ‘70: the murder of obscene ferocity of young Roberto Peci, brother of the first “repentant” of the Red Brigades, Patrizio Peci. He does so simultaneously with the unraveling of the moods of his grandfather, the magistrate who followed the investigation and embodied the prosecution during the trial, and who sees his own life and that of his family, escorted day and night, change day after day. Narrated almost like a novel, this book restores all the anguish of that moment: not only of the protagonists, but of all those who witnessed the plunge into horror of the revolutionary dream. Aware that they were facing a point of no return.

The author

Mario Di Vito

Mario Di Vito, journalist, works for “il Manifesto” and is the author of documentaries and radio and TV programs.

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