Our first publication: Ossimoro Sorridente

The novel

Before leaving Sciculla, his island of origin, a volcanic and black land, to move to Sguizza, a windy and icy island, journalist Fosco Gargarozzo seduces Fanìa and then abandons her. Little does he know, however, that Fanìa is sacred, and the sacrilege he commits summons a demon to incarnate. Oxymoros, or Tano Lamorte, rises from the volcano’s fluid lava core as a demon in the flesh. In a pinstripe suit, with a poppy sprouting from his buttonhole, by his own mission and admission, he must ravage the lives of Fosco, Ambrosia, his wife, and the women who will descend from them – Robinia, Fosca, and Moth – with the dark evil of absence and separation. The curse, however, transmutes through the generations and makes its journey into a mysterious world, which inextricably links the two islands and the Smoke Factory, an empire that strives for mass mind control through cigarette tobacco.

The author

Francesca Fretti was born and grew up in Switzerland, maintaining strong ties with her Sicilian origins on her mother’s side. She lives in the mountains with her partner and four children.
She studied literature, art history and philosophy. A researcher and observer of the 5 biological laws, systemic constellations and the enneagram, she is passionate about poisonous plants.

Book Details

Title: Ossimoro sorridente
Author: Francesca Fretti
Publisher: Cosmia
Series: Fosca (fiction)
Pages: 310
Genre: magical realism
Format: Paper
Price: 11 CHF/EURO
Isbn: 978-88-946828-0-9
Release: 16 september 2022

Where to find it

You can buy the book in hard copy or ebook (epub or mobi) on our online shop:
Cosmia Shop (e-junkie.com)

Or in these bookshops:

Libreria Waelti
La Libreria del TempO
Libreria Lo Stralisco
La Bottega di Gandria

Libreria Panta Rei

Libreria Locarnese
Libreria Alternativa

Libreria Errante
Fortezza Est Bookshop

Libreria Pescebanana