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Anaximander's Saying. A novel by Renato Corpaci – A dark skinned man with a glaring smile pops-up one day in a tiny village adjacent to a renowned beach location. Pretending to act in behalf of an anonymous but distinguished personality, he initiate an enterprise that progressively alter the rhythm and habits of the local population. A few years later, a young language teacher with Italian ancestors moves from the Capital into the village and, thanks to a common interest in sailing, befriends an eccentric attorney who becomes his mentor.
As in a funny joke, in Anaximander's Saying we'll find three characters: a Muslim, a roman Catholic and a Jew. To make things even more touchy, all three men are agnostics, although they cultivate religious feelings of their own. Their speculation takes us to ponder about the environment, about the essence of mutual respect, about the ideas of personal accountability and work ethics. From this conveys the concepts of metaphysical “being”, justice an the mere rationale of one's survival: in other words, all that goes under the name of "the Anaximander's saying", a few lines in ancient greek that embody the oldest thought ever come to us from the deepest past.
Cynic and disenchanted, Tony is a womanizer who seems to have had enough. Escaping himself, he's being chased also by an American female scholar who urges him to face life once and for all. Eccentric and whimsical, Simon is the romantic and trustworthy husband of a lovely Swiss schoolgirl he met many years back, a summer when they were both in their green years. A visionary spirit, Aadil is the man of destiny. Mysterious and discreet, he is a magnanimous rescuer of every lost soul. His goal concerns nothing less than the salvation of the human kind.
Page after page, their stories entwine and carry us along those malicious ten years across the turn of the millennium, trying to put in meaningful perspective facts and events that are actually deprived of any significant explanation (Anaximander, again!) unless we provide them one.
These three men are associated with amazing female creatures while surrounded by a colorful crowd of characters, representing the population of this imaginary country facing the Atlantic Ocean, in an uncertain location, between the Pyrenees and the North See.
All is permeated by a subtle irony. In this slightly absurd context is embedded the intrinsic core of this story.
The hassidic tradition rates two categories of saints, according to their visibility. The saints that operate under cover belong to the highest rank. Starting from this consideration, progressively, during several sailing expeditions or during gatherings of various kind, Simon and his friends disclose to Tony the facts behind the making of this fantastic visionary scientific assignment, maybe the most ambitious of them all: the Foundation. Aadil's features gain form and his exploits are being recalled through their accounts.
Aadil, this third enigmatic character, the man who with his disconcerting conduct made this fabulous achievement possible, has disappeared mysteriously into the void, along with a blooming little creature, much younger than himself, right after a controversial opening ceremony, and no one knows what happened of him...
Author's profile - Born in Milan, Italy. Raised inside the corporate village of an important Italian oil company, he moved on studying in Rome and Naples. His working interests spanned in the fields of Advertising, Corporate Communications, eLearning and Business Publishing for most of his professional life, putting him in contact with major Companies, both in Europe and in the United States. He is triggered by everything concerning Communication and Language. From 1999 to 2008 he managed a literary website he co-founded. The essays he published during this time frame are stacked in a pile of approximately 200 sheets awaiting some kind of elaboration. He is a passionate mountaineer and in his spear time he grows bonsai. He is a member of Libertà e Giustizia movement. In his dreams, he wakes up one day to find out that his country has become a normal place for living. He has written Anaximander's Saying, a novel, now seeking publication, and he's currently pursuing a second literary effort, exploring the underworld of temporary employment. (Contacts below.)