Giulio Mozzi was born in 1960 and lives in Padua, Italy. His Questo é il giardino (This is the Garden), which includes the story “Claw,” received great critical acclaim when it was first published in 1993 by Theoria. Mozzi has published twenty-one books, both edited volumes and his own fiction and poetry. Elizabeth Harris Behling’s translation of Questo é il giardino will be Mozzi’s first volume into English. (2007)
Sep 01 2007
The house is small, square, and white. The roof’s flat. The door, centered on the eastern side, is just a curtain with red and yellow flowers. The other sides have one square window, also centered. There’s no glass in the windows, just yellowing, loosely woven cotten rags nailed to the wood like mosquito netting. The house sits on a slight rise in the middle of the plain, and anyone looking out the windows could see a long way.