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Prince of the Cloudsby Gianni Riotta
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A Bestseller in Italy, Prince of the Clouds is a compelling tale that blends romance and military strategy, often to delightful, sometimes comic effect. Military scholar Carlo Terzo is exiled to Palermo, Sicily, in the wake of World War II. While caring for his ailing wife, he begins to tutor Salvatore Dragonara, a young Communist and poet, and Fiore, an aristocrat and daughter of the overprotective Duchess Mastema. When the unlikely pair fall for each other, they test Terzo's theory that the the principles of war can be applied to the battles of love.
While Carlo Terzo works on his "Manual for Strategic Living", he is in love with Fiore, daughter of a rich and cruel land owner. This romance explores large and small matters of love and war, the shifting turbulence of post-war Sicily and the great battles of ancient and modern history.
A critically acclaimed story of love and war. set in Sicily, which has attracted comparisons with "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" amongst its many glowing endorsements. "As romantic as Doctor Zhivago, as colourful as Garcia Marquez" "Observer". "An entertainment proper for the thinking person" "New York Times".
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