Darba waħda Ruth talbet lil James biex jisparalha. Flavia neħħiet kull mera li kellha fid-dar. Lil John ġrew warajh bil-ġebel fit-telgħa ta’ Raħal Ġdid, u Turu ħalla l-majjali bil-ġuħ. Miguel kien f’dar ta’ klijenta u fetaħ kexxun li ma kellux jiftaħ, u erbat iħbieb poġġew tarbija f’basket tax-xiri.
Kultant il-kliem li ma jingħadx jaf jirrakkonta stejjer iktar minn dak li jingħad. Kultant il-kliem ma jgħid xejn u l-istorja ssibha fil-vojt ta’ bejn il-linji. Kultant trid taqra ħarsa, ċaqliqa, demgħa, tegħmiża. Għax il-ħajja mimlija innuendos …
Esperiment oriġinali ta’ letteratura kollaborattiva: 12-il storja, miktuba bi sħab minn żewġ awturi rebbieħa tal-Premju Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb u tal-Premju Francis Ebejer, li jispazjaw tul firxa wiesgħa ta’ pajjiżi, relazzjonijiet u emozzjonijiet. Stejjer, daqqa ħassieba u daqqa ħalliema, li jreġġgħuna għall-pjaċir tal-qari.
Anthony Portelli honed his playwright skills at MTADA in 1986, and from then on there was no looking back. Today he is considered a veteran in theatre writing and several of his plays, both in English and Maltese, have been put up on stage. Anthony won the first prize of the Francis Ebejer award for Ħajja mill-Ġdid in 2001, again for his radio play Kiesaħ u Biered in 2011, and then went on to win second prize the next year, for his radio play Lippu d-Doggie. Three of his works Chalì, Rikba bla Ħlas and L-Invażjoni Bdiet, featured in the television series “Stejjer Qosra” on One TV, while the national broadcaster, TVM featured his television drama Ħelsien. His published works include the plays Il-Borg Pisani, Ċella Nru 5, Ħajja mill-Ġdid and the radio play Kiesaħ u Biered.
Anthony is the oldest among 13 siblings, lives in Fgura and is a grandfather of three.
Chpt. 1: Antoinette is four years old and she learns how to read. She becomes a bookworm.
Chpt. 2: At school she likes writing poems, laughing at silly jokes and she earns the nickname of ‘Enthusiasm’. She dreams of one day writing a book.
Chpt. 3: Antoinette grows up, becomes an accountant and carves a career in consultancy. She also meets Brian, they fall in love and get married.
Chpt. 4: She is a mother, reads stories to her children and suddenly recalls her long-time dream.
Chpt. 5: She writes a book and calls it Fittixni.
Kap. 6: She writes another book and it wins an award, she starts writing her third book.
Kap. 7: To be continued.
“Probably the book with the best written Maltese I’ve read … the book never stopped being a page turner”
— Reċensjoni fuq goodreads.com