The mayor Letizia Perticaroli, the publisher, the contributors and the authors of the work will intervene and the earnings will be destined to supportive ends. In order to respect the rules of social distancing, those who want to participate, are asked to call the number 335.6099297 (Arduino Tassi). There will be a live broadcast of the event on the Facebook page of the City. In case of bad weather conditions, the event will be postponed. The authors of the book are: Andrea Bombrezzi, the mayor of Arcevia from 2009 to 2019; Raniero Serrani, the mayor of Barbara from 2004 to 2019; Mirco Brega, the mayor of Montecarotto from 2009 to 2019; Andrea Storoni, the mayor of Ostra from 2014 to 2019; Luca Memè, the mayor of Ostra Vetere from 2013 to 2018 and Arduino Tassi, the mayor of Serra de’ Conti from 2009 to 2019. The book is a collection of stories written by six personalities, who, at the moment they wrote, were already mayors in the backcountry of the province of Ancona.
To make the book even more pleasing, some drawings made by Leonardo Cemak have been added. Leonardo is a painter and an illustrator, his well-known ‘vignettes’ had been published for many years in newspapers and magazines like L’Unità, Repubblica, Rinascita, Panorama, Epoca, Linus, Comix, L’Europeo. “The six mayors – we can read in a comment – give us back the life of their communities through the construction of a complex plot – made up of different episodes, sometimes dramatic, and sometimes poetic - whose clear and authentic prose particularly attracts the reader. The six mayors are the narrators of the stories and of their lives at the same time connecting themselves with their worlds thanks to the use of words related to their thoughts.
In reading the stories, we see a series of real facts and situations being narrated. Unexpected meetings, strange characters, unforeseen events to deal with. Individual situations and familiar problems, episodes of social tension. Failed goals, errors of evaluation and awkward situations. Moments of happiness in alternation with moments of bitterness.
The strategy of the short story provides us with an image of the landscape, in its authenticity and vitality, and tells us with passion that the life of small villages is not that of ‘the world of the defeated’, but it is ‘the life of resiliency’ of the new rules, which conceive mutuality as way of exchange”.