Horizon of the Night
Guido Guerrieri is back, one of the most beloved characters in Italian fiction, the lawyer who made readers from all over the world get passionate about Bari, the city where he lives and works, in the beautiful region of Apulia in southern Italy, leaning with its poignant melancholy on the coasts of the Adriatic Sea.
A new case for Guido, who is defending in a trial a woman who shot dead his sister's ex-partner. Self-defence or premeditated murder? How much does it matter, how much does it cost, to know whether she is innocent or guilty? How far can the brilliant avvocato Guerrieri go to obtain the acquittal of his defendant?
The painful and personal events that have affected Guido in the months preceding the trial (which led him to a dramatic reflection on his past and present) are mixed with the turmoil over the case. Its contours are ungraspable and force the lawyer to question the ethical boundaries of his profession, even the possibility of abandoning it.
A captivating, moving novel with sudden flashes of irony and humor, where nostalgia of the past, a restless look at the future and the difficulty of forgiving ourselves in the hope of new opportunities, are intertwined with a judicial tale of unparalleled pace, which nails the reader to the page.
Publication year: 2024
Publisher: Einaudi Stile Libero