WHAT ARE WE CAPABLE OF DOING WHEN OUR LIFE IS IN DANGER? HOW FAR ARE WE WILLING TO GO TO ENSURE OUR FREEDOM?
Fallen From The Same Tree is a novel that revolves around an inconvenient meeting between a group of seven friends and a gang that escaped from prison. Everything takes place on a farm somewhere in the Alentejo, where Francesco Monica decides to celebrate his birthday. The same farm that was elected as a place of refuge for a group of prisoners sought by police.
The house is only a scenario where we witness the events waltz and a whirl of emotions involving two groups of people stuck in a space that is becoming too small as time goes by. The differences between each other tend to worsen in times of danger, and fear will highlight the features by which each one follows its moral conduct. More than a compelling story, Fallen From The Same Tree is a reflection on behaviors, on the meager knowledge that humans have about themselves , about the social fabric, about good and evil.
ExcertosExcerpt from the 24th chapter Excerpt from the 2nd chapter Excerpt from the 3rd chapter Excerpt from the 4th chapter Excerpt from the 7th chapter
Excerpt from the 7th chapter
Having known him for many years and the fact that we never became intimate is perhaps the main reason he confides in me, nearly always at very special moments, small but important confessions. He has a golden rule: he doesn’t talk to me about his conquests, even less so about his intimate things. Almost everything I know about him is through the female friends I introduced to him who became his girlfriends. One day, however, having drunk a little too much, he said he’d never loved anyone. He’d look two or three times at a woman, he could tell what the state of her soul was by her eyes, her expression, her lips, or else from the length of her skirt, the tightness of her trousers, the neck-line of her blouse, or even from the way
she did her make-up. Besides, he always asks if I have any new female friends!