I always find very exciting the beginning of a book, even of the ones I’ve read, maybe because I always feel a sense of comfort here. Through this novel, I can finally use my creativity. What I want to narrate is a novel about a love, which has really existed; I had to resort to my dream chimera to fill the gaps left by Antonino. When he told me about his love past, I’ve listened to him for months and while he was telling me his story, I realized more and more how nice it would be to put it all down in a book. However, I found the idea very interesting, besides fascinating. The reason that neither pushed me to write, is that there were no killers nor killed, and this gave me a sense of relief. While I was preparing the interview, Antonino’s story made me realize that I would have needed to improve it through my narrator’s ambition.
Therefore all that he didn’t tell me, maybe out of shyness, I let it be told by the narrator that I once was in my previous life. And since he was much better than the current one, I was pleased to listen to him.
I also believe that stories like this have already been written both in literature and in cinemas, but most of those have always been a figment of some great writers’ imagination. As opposed to them, what makes this love story different is that this story is real.
Another reason why I wanted to write this book is that Antonino has been a life teacher for me. Therefore, this book is dedicated to him. However, being a fanatic, although an unpretentious writer, why should I ever have given up writing this incredible experience right now, before I go gaga and senile.