Arts - 21 Maggio On Women, Love, Writing, and her “Corpo felice”: An Interview with Dacia Maraini "This is not a novel, but an autobiographical book that originates from the very painful memory of a child that I lost when I was seven months pregnant. But this work is also an opportunity to talk about maternity, as I imagine a relationship with a son that grows and matures through the years. I have seen many of my friends’ children grow older and rebel against their parents--some got lost in this process, but others returned and recovered. So this book is a journey inside the mother and son relationship. It starts from a personal circumstance but then tries to expand the question by pondering on discourses that touch upon history, mythology and education."