Glitter blues by Lorenzo Castore
“My need to give and receive selfless warmth has been satisfied and reciprocated by their company and trust mixed with fickleness, and I hope this book can give something back, a testimony full of real life.”
Lorenzo Castore brings us in the world of Franchina, Cioccolatina, Lulù, Ramona, Brigida, Ornella, Monica the Viking, Fiorella, Rosa, Ambra and Graziella, Sicilian transvestites who live / work in the San Berillo district of Catania, which has always been a red light district.
The context is a land where the Catholic tradition lives in close contact with the criminal one, and where religion, devotion, sin, sexuality and violence are intertwined together by a magical force that summarizes them all.
This story is not just poetic. It is also a story of suffering for a rejected identity. It is also often a story of misery. There is a need to sell oneself as the only possibility to exist. There is the impossibility, or the inability, to create stable relationships around oneself and a normal life in the simplest sense of the word. There is a sense of guilt that struggles with the desire for redemption.