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Painted Red is a book I wrote about growing up in an impoverished area of a medieval town in the North of Italy in the '60s and '70s. After my parents split when I turn one, my mother turns me over to an abusive foster family. To escape my daily horrors, I run away at the age of six to my paternal grandparents where I am offered a few years of respite, only to rejoin my mother, who has by then become methamphetamine addicted, a few years later. Painted Red contrasts what people think of Italy today with what it was like to grow up in provincial, narrow-minded towns in Europe at the time.