Author(s): Norman Nawrocki
Cazzarola! is a gripping political, historical and romantic novel spanning 130 years in the life of the Discordias, a fictional family of Italian anarchists. It details the family's ongoing resistance to fascism in Italy. Against this historical backdrop and entering the modern era, Antonio Discordias falls in love with Cinka, a proud but poverty-stricken Romani refugee from the unwanted people.' Theirs is a forbidden life-changing relationship. Both are forced to contend with cultural taboos, xenophobia and the violent persecution of the Romani in Italy today.'