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Children of the Sun : The bestselling investigation into the slums of postwar Naples by [West, Morris]
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Children of the Sun : The bestselling investigation into the slums of postwar Naples Kindle Edition


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Though eight years old, his body is so small, his face so pinched, you would take him for five or six.

Antonino is an abandoned child struggling for survival in the dark alleys of Naples. He is one of thousands whose waking hours are spent in petty crime and whose bed is a street grating above a baker's oven.

Yet there is hope, in the shape of a young priest, Mario Borrelli. In a journey of self-transformation and love, Father Borrelli befriends the street children and sets up a support network for them: The House of the Urchins.

Morris West spent time in the slums of impoverished postwar Naples. His chilling account of the local street urchins in his international bestseller Children of the Sun drew the world's attention to their plight, and offers a timeless insight into child poverty. West's portrayal of Father Borelli has inspired many others to follow in Borelli's footsteps.

'One of the most moving stories I have ever read.' Eleanor Roosevelt

'Will touch the hearts and consciences of many.' New York Herald Tribune

About the Author

Morris West was one of the great storytellers of the twentieth century. He wrote 28 novels, several of which were made into films, as well as plays and non-fiction. Australian-born, his books have sold nearly 70 million copies worldwide, and have been translated into 28 languages. He is best known for his novels The Devil's Advocate, The Shoes of the Fisherman and The Clowns of God.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1030 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin (23 August 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0723GZXSF
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #271,476 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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