IBNA- Persian translation of detective novella ‘The Disappearance of Signora Giulia’ (1970) by Italian writer Piero Chiara has been published and released in Iran.
The novella was the first of Chiara’s books which was translated into English and printed in 2015. It has been translated into Persian under the title, ‘The Thursdays of Signora Giulia’ by M. Taher Nokandeh and released by Nashr-e No Publishing in 152 pages.
Synopsis of ‘The Disappearance of Signora Giulia’ reads: "Every Thursday for three years, Signora Giulia takes the train to Milan to visit her daughter. But one Thursday she simply disappears. And the case is left in your hands.
You're a born detective, but you have so many unanswered questions-how can a young, beautiful high society woman just vanish into thin air? Why does her husband- a prominent criminal lawyer and much older man-know nothing about it? And who was she really visiting during those trips to Milan?
For Detective Sciancalepre, the mystery is darker and more tangled than he imagined. Shadows are lurking in the grounds behind Giulia's house. Incriminating letters are exchanging hands. And no one is who they seem. Every twist and turn takes us closer to Giulia -- and further from the truth..."
Piero Chiara (1913-1986) who was sought by the Fascist militia during World War II, fled to Switzerland in 1944. He returned to Italy two years later, starting the activity of writer. His most famous work is ‘La stanza del vescovo’ 'The Bishop's Room' 1976, which was turned into a film by noted Italian director Dino Risi soon afterwards.