They Shall Begin Again

Co-translated with Clarissa Ghelli. The dead are coming back to life. One by one. They’re coming back from the nineteenth century, from the Renaissance, even from prehistoric times. At first they present no threat. They’re just like us. They are coming back into the world as lost and ravenous as when they were first born. But what will happen to the living? How can the world handle the masses of people? 

Dr. Adriano Karaianni leads us through this drama of the undead. In spare, quick prose, Giacomo Papi describes the tenacity and ferocity of mankind when condemned to endless life. The story is a complex reflection on the meaning of existence, the connection between the world of the living and the dead, and love, which proves to be the only force capable of saving our humanity.