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The unnamed narrator of this slim, alluring novel recalls a summer spent at age sixteen on an idyllic Italian island off the coast of Naples in the 1950s, where he spends his days with Nicola, a local fisherman. The narrator falls in love with Caia, who shares with him that she’s Jewish, saved by Italian soldiers from the Nazis, who killed the rest of her Yugoslav family. The boy demands answers about the war from the adults around him, but is rebuffed by everyone but Nicola, who tells him of Italy’s complicity with the Nazis. His passion for Caia and his ardent patriotism lead him to a flamboyant, cataclysmic act of destruction that brings his tale to an end.

About the Author

Erri De Luca was born in Naples in 1950 and today lives in the countryside near Rome. He is the author of several novels, including God’s Mountain and Three Horses (Other Press). He taught himself Hebrew and translated several books of the Bible into Italian. He is the most widely read Italian author alive today as well as an international best seller.

Beth Archer Brombert‘s most recent translations from Italian are Italo Svevo’s masterpiece, Senilit

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ISBN:
9781590514801
Publisher:
Other Press
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Translator:
Moore, Michael
Author:
de Luca, Erri
Subject:
Fiction : Coming of Age
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Fiction : General
Publication Date:
November 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
120

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