Un destino ridicolo

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Un destino ridicolo
Author Fabrizio De André
Alessandro Gennari
Country Italy
Language Italian
Series Coralli, #58[1]
Genre Novel
Publisher Einaudi
Publication date
1996
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
ISBN ISBN 88-06-17591-2
OCLC 36308462

Un destino ridicolo (A ridiculous destiny) is a 1996 novel written by the Italian singer-songwriter Fabrizio De André together with the writer Alessandro Gennari. The 2008 film "Amore che vieni, amore che vai",[2] directed by Daniele Costantini,[3] is based on that novel.

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The novel is set between Sardinia and the city of Genoa. The Sardinian shepherd Salvatore, after a detention in prison, comes to Genoa in search of a better life. In the old town he meets a prostitute, Veretta, and falls in love with her. The main plot is weaved with the histories of the pimp Carlo, the French criminal Barnard, the young singer-songwriter Fabrizio and his fan Alessandro, the beauty Maritza and Salvatore's cousin, Annino.

The character of Maritza is a novelization of Bocca di Rosa, main character of a song of De André. Two other characters (Fabrizio and Alessandro) are the authors themselves.

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