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Libera di... Diario di una ex fumatrice

Francesca Patton

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by Francesca Patton

115 × 170 mm, 112 pp.
isbn 978-88-7461-262-8 Italian

The author, a normal girl with a normal life, decides to abandon the vice that has accompanied her for years: smoking. She will succeed. Nevertheless, she will face more than just the struggle to conquer her physical dependence. She will discover that for her, smoking is not just a diversion or a distraction, but that it has played an essential and unwieldy role in her life: giving her permission to deny and hide from the real problems that have afflicted her for years. The abandonment of her nicotine refuge becomes an opportunity to call into question her relationship with herself, with her family and with the world. Once the mask has been removed, once the warm blanket that protected her for years and allowed her to withstand the most unpleasant aspects of life has been set aside, the author is granted her moment of rediscovery, of being finally free to reinvent herself and discover her true place in the world. Francesca Patton recounts and reflects on her experience, letting flow valuable themes of the most thorough psychological analysis in a composition of rare fluidity and compelling rhythm.

The author’s retrospection progresses with the diary’s pages, thereby providing two distinct narrative dimensions.

Francesca Patton was born in Trento in 1984. She holds a degree in Philosophy and Literature and collaborates with a variety of newspapers in the field of culture. Forever convinced that in order to change the world one must first change oneself, she dedicates her life to studying the internal human evolution and to the continual rediscovery of individual and social freedom. Attentive to social issues, she instructs Italian courses for foreigners, volunteers, and organises readings for children. In 2014 she won the “Segnalazione di Merito” (Recognition of Merit) award for the Peace, Interaction and Solidarity prize at Turin’s 22nd international literary competition. She currently teaches high school Italian literature and language and continues to dedicate herself to her true passion, writing.