(ANSA) – ROME, JUN 19 – FULVIO ERVAS, JUSTICE IS NOT A BULLET (MARCOS Y MARCOS, PP 320, EURO18). Inspector Stucky by Fulvio Ervas returns and takes us, 4 years after the last investigation, to the Prosecco hills in the new novel ‘Justice is not a bullet’, in bookstores on 29 June for Marcos y Marcos. Ironic, melancholic, allergic to all rhetoric, Stucky, who became popular with Giuseppe Battiston who played him in Antonio Padovan’s film, ‘As long as there is prosecco there is hope’, from the book by Ervas, is increasingly environmentalist and this time he is grappling with two investigations, the connection of which he senses, linked to Venetian entrepreneurship.
“It had been 4 years since I had a Stucky. After the pandemic I needed to go back to an ironic character who hates violence and tries to talk about this Region, Veneto with irony. The fundamental theme is the environmental issues that I am passionate about” he says. at ANSA Ervas, 67, a writer who has never stopped teaching chemistry and biology in high schools and now it’s time for retirement. “I am fond of school, I still like it, you see the world changing. Now I will devote myself solely to writing” he says.
After the interpretation of Battiston, Stucky changed: “seeing him physically conditioned me. When I was writing, after the film, Battiston’s physicality and gaze appeared in front of me. We are working on the books with Stucky to transform them into serial narrative material. television.
The inspector tells us that the land is the boat on which we sail but if we puncture it everything goes to the bottom. The face for me remains that of Battiston “explains Ervas.
In ‘Justice is not a bullet’, the ninth novel with the inspector, the writer compares the two types of entrepreneurs typical of the Veneto region: “those who love beauty, who invest in the territory, enrich themselves but give beauty. A the old entrepreneurs of the Veneto region are a little marginal. And then the crocodiles, the surface sharks, those who eat concrete, who consider the territory their own. A little vulgar, tangled up with politics, “he says.
In the novel we find Mr. Giustinian, a curious businessman and beauty seeker, with a villa on the Prosecco hills where a murder takes place and the old murder of a boy, which took place in a quarry 13 years earlier, comes to the surface.
On the plain, among the wheat fields, scarecrows appear with bloody shirts that at first seem like a joke and instead are an invitation with a threat to reopen the case.
“The emblem is beauty and behind it is the story of a gravel pit, expression of the violated territory. Stucky is very sparkling but the themes are serious” explains Ervas who was inspired “by real entrepreneurs from the Veneto region which is the Region where it is cemented the most. If we want to have a future we must stop putting concrete everywhere. The whole Italian territory is attacked, but the forces of the big economies are giants “underlines the author of this denouncing novel. “The wheat fields with the bloody scarecrows have a symbolic value, let’s think of Ukraine. I hate blood and use irony. Stucky makes fun of the Treviso bourgeoisie and the world” he explains. In the next book Ervas wants to tell ‘How to save my nephew from war’. The conflict in Ukraine is brutal, a WWI thing with bombing civilians, cities razed to the ground. It’s dystopia “says the writer who has a 7-year-old nephew who lives in Spain and every morning tells him 2-3 minutes of a story he invents with him. (ANSA).
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