Blackout | Crime Thriller Book
Translated by Howard Curtis
Bologna in August. Unbearable heat, an empty city. Claudia is a young student in a hurry to return home from her work as a waitress and get out of the skimpy uniform she hates. Tomas is a young man on his way to elope to Amsterdam with his girlfriend Francesca. Aldo is a husband and father with an uncanny resemblance to Elvis Presley, anxious to get to an apartment filled with guilty secrets. All three have an urgent need to be somewhere else. Instead, they are trapped in an elevator in a deserted building on a holiday weekend. Like three wasps in an upturned glass... and one of them is a serial killer.
This dark psychological thriller in the style of Phonebooth has been adapted as a US film to be released in 2008, starring Amber Tamblyn and Aidan Gillen. It was filmed by cult Mexican director Rigoberto Castañeda.