Tuesday 11 June 2024 from 9:00 to 13:00 the Ancient Roman Baths will be closed to visitors due to the temporary transfer of finds.

Presentation of the book “If Winter Declines” by Eliano Cau

The Forum Traiani Cooperative is pleased to host the author, poet, and writer, Eliano Cau, for the presentation of his new novel, titled “If Winter Declines.” The event will take place outdoors, in the green area located next to the ticket office of the Roman baths of Fordongianus, overlooking the archaeological site.

Book Plot:

It’s not just his strong feelings, the intensity tied to every moment of life, that causes Eros, a young freshman in Literature at the University of Cagliari, to feel breathless. After discovering that his heart problems are linked to a noticeable depression in the sternum, he decides to leave for Turin and undergo surgery there at the beginning of 1971.

In Sardinia, he leaves Linda, a girl who loves him and waits for him, but Eros, torn between anxiety about the future, fear of death, and his passion for studies, is tempted by other loves. In a village in the Valsesia, where he stops before the operation, he meets the beautiful Gabrielle, who hides a troubled and anguished past. In the hospital, he meets Malisa, who loves him from the start, unrequited.

On his hospital bed, before and after the operation, while struggling between a tempting offer from the heart surgeon who will operate on him and his dream of becoming a writer, the magnetic figure of Sister Lia emerges. He is kept company by his mother, a silent witness to agonizing dilemmas: devote himself to only one woman? Plunge into the furnace of the senses?


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