“Saluti da Pinetamare” a book by Salvatore Santoro

May 22, 2013 - Paris

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One could fear that including photos of the author as a child would be a gimmick and to fail, had it been just: “look how happy/innocent life was then, and how terrible this place looks now”, illustrated by empty pools, and dilapidated constructions. When in fact Santoro’s work is both deep and complex. The short text opening the book -which refers to a “Kalashnikov shooting” heard by the author- alerts the reader that there is something more at stake here.