Set me free : the story of how Shakespeare saved a life / by Salvatore Striano ; translated from the Italian by Brigid Maher.
- Melbourne, Victoria : The Text Publishing Company, 2017.
208 pages ; 24 cm
- Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Influence.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Appreciation.
Camorra -- Fiction.
Criminals -- Italy -- Naples -- Fiction.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Italy -- Naples.
- Fictional autobiographies.
- Sasà grew up in Naples. He never went to school, and instead grew up with street violence and bloodshed, becoming the leader of a gang of boys who became Camorristi by the age of fourteen. At the age of thirty, he was in prison, his life all but mapped out. That's when Shakespeare steps in. At Sasà's most hopeless point, he is persuaded to join the prison's drama troupe. In Shakespeare's Tempest, Sasà stumbles on what he needs to explain the world which has defined his own life. How Shakespeare Saved My Life is a story about betrayal, forgiveness and, above all, the transformative power of reading.
- Originally published in Italian as 'La Tempesta di sasá' in 2016 by Chiarelettere. Copyright © Salvatore Striano 2016 ; Translation copyright © Brigid Maher 2017. Translated from the Italian.
- Maher, Brigid, translator.
- Publisher Number:
|Location||Notes||Your Loan Policy|
|Description||Status||Barcode||Your Loan Policy|