Born in Northern Italy in November 1973, Marco Mancassola is one of the most talked about writers in Italy and lately in France. He is the author of an outstanding debut novel, Il mondo senza di mi, while his second novel, Qualcuno ha mentito, has been published in France in a new version. After Italy, Berlin and New York, he's now living in London.
New York, early twenty-first century. Once, they were famous and their bodies were powerful. They were Mister Fantastic, Batman, Mystique, Superman... Now they know the pains of ageing and regret. And as an obscure conspiracy is threatening their lives, making them even more vulnerable, they live out one last, desperate love story. At once realistic and visionary, here is a novel that revives a pop imagination with a narrative of singular power. This is a story about the broken heart of not only a group of former superheroes, but of an entire civilisation.