Title: A Revolution
Author: Alessandro Golinelli
Data: 2014, 338 p., paperback
Publisher: Frassinelli



A group of seven tourists on a two-week holiday along Egypt’s Red Sea find themselves witness to the riots that will cause the fall of Mubarak in 2011. The political revolution waging around them forces the sightseers to face their inner demons. The motley group of vacationers is made up of people from all walks of life: Richard and Sara, a married unsuccessful author of detective stories and entrepreneur; Tania and Adele, two friends celebrating Tania’s 50th birthday with an Egyptian getaway; and a wheeler-dealer, his trophy wife, and their nine-year-old son. They find themselves isolated in an eco-village with Ismail, a university student and aspiring actor working as their guide, and fifteen-year-old Youssef, the hotel bell boy. As the revolution ignites the country, these ordinary tourists face their intimate struggles and fears.