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Ilaria Capua Book Presentation

Third House Books & Coffee
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Join us for a very special presentation of Ilaria Capua's book, "Io, Trafficante di Virus: Una Storia di Scienza e di Amara Giustizia (I, Trafficker of Viruses: A Story of Science and Bitter Justice)."

This memoir is an arresting story of someone who was able to transform a devastating experience into an opportunity for her and her family. Moreover, Capua’s autobiography is a compelling testimony to the intensity and the tireless dedication with which our protagonist pursues her work, sometimes at the cost of “the life”. However, in the conflict between “the life” and “the work”, which anyone committed to scientific discovery must confront, she has found valuable complements. Indeed, the book illuminates the other side of Ilaria’s life, which depicts her as a mother and a wife, as a daughter and a sister, and also as a friend. Ilaria recounts colorfully her wedding with Richard, on a perfect rainy day in Scotland, the birth of Mia, her family vacations, her favorite songs, her sunny and gloomy days. Every detail is described with such an immediacy that it is like as the audience could hear her voice.

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