The flock abandoned the fishing boat, sped along the coast and with a gliding flight headed for the crenellated peaks of the Grand Hotel, where Jay had entered a few hours earlier, in search of the Captain. He knew the old sailor had landed at Ariminum for some days already, mooring in the usual room; but he had not yet shown up at the Bastiani Fortress. Evening vodka with friends in the huge lounge bar similar to a gompa, a Tibetan Buddhist temple - and equally sacred to them - was a ritual that he never failed to attend during the periods he spent on land: his absence was inexplicable.
Above all, it was incomprehensible for Jay, who had had a long-term relationship with the Captain, despite the age difference. For him, not even thirty, the Pirate had been a kind of putative father. How many follies had they made together in the nightclubs of the center, on the hills or on the beach, always with beautiful women, cheerful companions and rivers of vodka!
Even if a subtle restlessness had begun to pervade their souls before the friend set sail (more than two years had now passed): the dark face of that Dolce Vita was peeping on the horizon of consciousness.
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Ariminum Circus. Season 1: Who Is Who. Four Days Before the ArmageddonGeneral Fiction
The novel develops in the days ranging from December 28 to January 2 of unspecified years. Each day corresponds to a Season combined with one of the good journalist's 5 Ws. For example, the title of Season 1 is "Who Is Who. Four Days Before the Arma...