Title: I Who Am Speaking to You From the Dead: The Passions, Delusions, and Suicide of Professor Adolfo Parmaliana
Author: Alfio Caruso
Data:  2009, 220 p., hardcover
Publisher: Longanesi


On October 2nd, 2008, Adolfo Parmaliana took his own life. A Sicilian industrial chemical professor at the University of Messina, he was respected internationally as an expert at the forefront of renewable energy research. Committed to fairness and legality in his small town, Terme Vigliatore, he bravely denounced Mafia corruption and demanded transparency in the local government. Thanks to him, Terme Vigliatore’s city council was dissolved due to Mafia affiliations. In a Mafia enclave where the interests of mobsters, high finance, and corrupt government institutions took precedence over justice, Adolfo Parmaliana had the courage to stand up for what was right.