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The Half Days: Sex and Death in Southern Italy Paperback – 4 Jul 2015

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  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Leopard Publishing Ventures (4 July 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 095745502X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957455023
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,990,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A glorious but edgy romp through the Italian hinterland," --Tony Henderson, author of The Leopard in a Pinstripe Suit and Flat Squirrel.

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Sedley: In my twenties I wrote a lot of plays, but when I moved to  Southern Italy I was still interested in writing. The first book I wrote there was about a brigand called Joe Summo. I wrote it in an invented dialect, but  who was going to read that!... The stories for The Half Days first came to me in the early 2000s. At the time Bin Laden had just knocked down the World Trade Centre and everyone was itching to go into Afghanistan... And yet there I was on the edge of Europe, right in the heel of Italy, going to the beach, jumping off rocks and diving into coves. (Laughing) It was a kind of dream.
Tony: That's how you got the idea for The Half Days.
SedleyThat's right. (Laughing) "The Half Days Stretch Into the Summer Nights."... That was the attraction I suppose. Those rock beaches, the water was always so clean and clear. Then you'd get out and dry off for a bit, then slip back in.
Tony: You'd burn your arse off.
Sedley: I knew an Irish poet, actually he worked at the university. He always used to say that. I'm going to the beach to burn my arse off.
Tony: What about you?
Sedley (Laughing): My girlfriend, she was always covering me in sun cream and making me sit under the parasol. Mind you I still burnt my arse off.

Interview with the author by Tony Henderson, author of The Leopard in a Pinstripe Suit and Flat Squirrel, a collection of humorous poems.

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Sedley Proctor
5.0 out of 5 starsSex 'n Death in Southern Italy
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5.0 out of 5 starsAt first I wasn't sure if I was going to like the unusual flash fiction format
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