Why a book, or rather another book, on Frab's? Because it is a book that has broad shoulders. Because to publish it is an editorial staff of magazines (we admit, this term doesn't exist and we just made it up). Because it is a book made up of many reportages as if it were a beautiful magazine. Because it is true.
After printing a magazine for about nine years, CTRL's editors took the plunge from periodical to (hopefully) eternal product and started making books. After The Ultra Men, comes the second literary effort of the "NORMAL TRILOGY": ladies and gentlemen here you are I Dimezzati, true stories of half men and women.
- 13 narrative reportages
- 40 photographs from an almost lost archive.
- 1 report of a semi-divine encounter.
The halved are men and women with double lives. Like Lena, who works in children's publishing and in the production of porn films. Like Luca, who today organizes corporate team building in the woods, and yesterday joined the Foreign Legion. Like Irina who works as a caregiver in Italy, to build a house in Ukraine tomorrow.
The places are also halved: a laundry on the outskirts of Milan that contains two worlds divided by a curtain, a town in Liguria crossed by a wall that does not exist.
The halved tell stories from the other half of life, like those of the patients at the Pisa Sleep Clinic: we sent a writer to collect them, and to sleep with them.
The halved are incomplete, split, missing, torn up and unexplored: like us. And Tom Cruise.