Before Melissa P. changed Italian literature forever, there was Isabella Santacroce, the voice of Italian women’s decadent disco nightlife. Notorious for her novel, Luminal, a psychedelic journey into the hedonistic lives of two young girls living in Zurich, Switzerland. A film adaptation of the novel, will soon come out, exposing the cinematic world into the chaotic realm that Isabella Santacroce resides.
The author, personally lives the experiences that her characters undergo in her novels. A lover of fetishism, she also performs as a dominatrix for fans who are willing to pay for her services/performances.
Santacroce’s writing is hypnotic and visceral, like getting punched in the mouth but then having a sexy stranger wipe up the blood on your lips and adorn them with a generous amount of glitter to beautify the bruise. Her characters are extreme, insane psychotics that live in a visionary maze within the confines of their own minds.
Brutal, violent, and raw, Santacroce’s novels are mirrors of our most hidden destires. The hedonist that secretly lingers within the murky depths of our souls – ready to be released once we begin to read the beginning sentences. Santacroce’s characters may appear absurd on the outside, but within the walls of mystery, they’re closer to us than we really wish to admit.
Welcome to the madhouse. Welcome to the noir world of Isabella Santacroce.