The Communists Who Won the Lottery
In this topical and hilarious novel, Vladimiro Polchi describes folkloric Italy that may still, somewhere exist.
Ilario Morale, a model employee of the local office of Public Finances, is tasked with going to a half-abandoned town in the middle of the Umbrian mountains to deliver a lottery prize; have you ever seen a Communist with 56 million euro in his wallet? The Communists of Pietra Rosata are suspicious mountain folk and allergic to good news. Before they take the money, the revolutionary madness of the citizens will teach Ilario an important lesson: never underestimate a Communist in love. Meanwhile, the city of Caprifoglio and its powerful Renato Dellone would soon meet the revolutionary madness of these Communist citizens.