In Australia fioriscono studi di crime-fiction che neanche ce lo immaginiamo. La professoressa Piera Carroli – dell’Australian National University – ha parlato con acribia e profondità dei miei romanzi, analizzando in particolare la figura della Guerrera.
Oliva brings the world of salsa dancing into Italian crime fiction. This is a transnational, contemporary side to a more traditional depiction of Bologna. Rather than being geographically or nationally constrained, place and belonging stem from songs, cultures, myths and memories associated with the lifestyles of the characters: most originating from elsewhere. The investigative approach is also a mezcla, a trans-cultural eclectic mix combining the global mania with forensic detail and scientific methods with alchemy, Cuban deities, mythology and salsa history. Oliva thus introduces world cultures and languages into noir.