The secret of the fig tree it is the story of a fortuitous discovery that leads the protagonist in the heart of a very singular and dramatic family affair. The scenario is that of the heart of the Tuscan countryside, where natural beauties are intertwined, an ancient history and a cascade of burning passions.

The journey into the past, on the verge of reconstruction, unveils unexpected scenarios and brings to the fore a tough fight against the conventions of the patriarchal agricultural world. There is no lack - and certainly could not miss - twists that glue to the page between love and crime, between passion and betrayal, in a game of references between the distant past and the present of our days. Writing of Ammavuta it is urgent and very careful in reconstructing the sound of a language that is always pungent in its capacity and richness of images. In the end, dissolved the secret that rested under the roots of the centenarian fig tree, none of the protagonists remains what it was but all are transformed and reveal untold riches of the soul.

Silvia Ammavuta

Silvia Ammavuta he lives in Florence. Always passionate about writing, is part of the literary association "Scriviperbene"Of Perugia: a group of Italian writers who write to the project and donate the royalties of their books to charity. The idea is to support, for each literary work, two associations: the one from which the project is born and another choice by the editors of the book. With the group of "Scriviperbene" published the volume The right light (2017). The secret of the fig tree it is his debut novel.


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