The Longest Summer
NEW edited version. No changes in the narrative. Just formal retouches.
A picaresque parade of characters with an Italian man in his 40's, his wife & her best friend as center of an emotional circle gone mad.
Hilarious scenes of seduction, sex, life-lust and self-discovery unroll chaotically, as life happens.
Grotesque and poetic, lewd and sensitive, blasphemous and spiritual. More
Passionate people are known to bounce between extremes. The protagonist of the story is a specimen of the kind.
He moves on the scene with his keen sexual nature, shows up for the man he is - sensual, hilarious, smutty and then suddenly tender, refined, acute. He swings between grotesque and emotional feeling like home in both.
The social background is vivid. The portrait of crisis is pitiless.
Fun, sex and blasphemy alternate in solos during the process of destruction of a world he inherits and rejects.