What happens when two important writers meet at the General Store of Scuola Holden on a spring night? They could talk about their new novels, they could have an amiable conversation or be kind to one another. They could.
Let’s imagine to give a young writer the task to lead a game. Let’s consider the possibility that his idea of meeting has to do with that of a sport match, and everything takes an unexpected turn.
Emmanuel Carrère and Alessandro Baricco challenge themselves on a literary tennis single match, where the balls to play are words such as Faith, Adversaries, Craft, Light Bulbs. Marco Missiroli is the match referee. It’s difficult to predict who’ll be the winner.