An interesting blend of fact and fiction which seems the path well trod these days. Though the essentials of World War 2 novels set nearing the end of the conflict are there, Cruz Smith has been able to create a richly textured tale centered around the collapse of the Facists in Venice and Saló.
Though obviously there are regular reminders of the grimness of War, the story still has a gentle, village feel to it. The conflict has had its impact yet in other ways these minnows go about their daily lives waiting for it to subside.
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (1 November 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781849838160
- ISBN-13: 978-1849838160
- ASIN: 184983816X
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.9 x 19.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 481 g
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)