L’avvocato in guêpiére, il nuovo e brioso romanzo di Silvia Alonso
E se un giorno una giovane avvocato di Milano, in piena carriera nel cuore della città della moda, si trovasse catapultata dal Tribunale al palcoscenico?
“The Lawyer in Guêpière,” Silvia Alonso’s lively new novel, is set to be released on February 19th.
What if one day, a young lawyer from Milan, thriving in the heart of the fashion city, finds herself catapulted from the courtroom to the stage?
That’s precisely what happens to Maria Antonietta De Angelis, the effervescent protagonist of “The Lawyer in Guêpière,” Silvia Alonso’s latest novel set to be released on February 19th by Rossini Editore, featuring a preface by the renowned writer Valeria Corciolani.
Already awarded Second Place at the Città di Cattolica Literary Prize in April 2023 as the best unpublished novel, it’s an unconventional book that, with great humor and vivacity, narrates the small but significant battles of everyday life.
“To be a young professional, attractive, and successful, does it mean having to necessarily bend to the logic of compromise? Do work dynamics really impose giving up our truest selves, where a creative soul resides?” explains Silvia Alonso. “Sometimes the great magic of chance (which is never really chance) arrives to pleasantly disrupt the routine of daily life, dictating new rules.”
Maria Antonietta De Angelis’ life takes a sudden turn due to an encounter with Jane, a well-known Burlesque dancer who arrives at her studio for trademark registration. Balancing between a love story that can’t take off and the dangerous attraction to an older colleague, the charming lawyer Francesco Maria Mancini, Mary’s life runs on two tracks: during the day between the benches of the courtroom and in the evening behind the scenes of the entertainment world. There, the suspicion of being exposed by the handsome rival ignites the sudden flame of passion.
To complicate matters, a hierarchical relationship with a terrible boss who seems poised to catch her off guard and fire her.
A comedy that, with a touch of mischief and transgression, makes reflections on the hectic lives of contemporary young women and courageously tackles current themes like the complexity of the female soul clashing with a work environment shaped by men.