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Not all bastards are from Vienna

Molesini, Andrea (author.). Shugaar, Antony, (translator.). Creagh, Patrick, (translator.).

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  • ISBN: 9780802124340
  • ISBN: 0802124348
  • Physical Description: 348 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Grove Press, [2016]

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General Note:
"First published as Non tutti i bastardi sono di Vienna in 2010 by Sellerio Editore, Palermo"--titile page verso.
"First published in English as Between Enemies in 2015 by Atlantic Books, an imprint of Atlantic Books Ltd."--title page verso.
Summary, etc.: Andrea Molesini's exquisite debut novel, winner of the prestigious Campiello Prize, portrays the depths of heroism and horror within a Northern Italian village toward the end of the Great War. While a family's villa is requisitioned by enemy troops, they are forced to intimately confront war's injustice as their involvement with its sinister underpinnings grows more and more complex. In the autumn of 1917, Refrontolo, a small community north of Venice, is invaded by Austrian soldiers as the Italian army is pushed to the Piave river. The Spada family owns the largest estate in the area, where orphaned seventeen-year-old Paolo lives with his eccentric grandparents, headstrong aunt, and a loyal staff. With the battlefront nearby, the Spada home become a bastion of resistance, both clashing and cooperating with the military members imposing on their household. When Paolo is recruited to help with a covert operation, his life is put in irrevocable jeopardy. As he bears witness to violence and hostility between enemies, he grows to understand the value of courage, dignity, family bonds, and patriotism during wartime.
Subject: Italy Fiction
World War, 1914-1918 Italy Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rowayton Library.


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Rowayton Library F MOL (Text) 33625122802296 Adult Fiction Available -

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