Mussolini's Island by Sarah Day

Mussolini's Island

bySarah Day

Kobo ebook | February 23, 2017

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Seductive, moving and full of insight into the desperate acts committed by individuals when fighting for their lives and their rights, MUSSOLINI'S ISLAND is a novel of sexuality and desire, of hidden passions and the secrets we keep locked within us. For any reader of Anthony Doerr's ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE or Virginia Baily's EARLY ONE MORNING.

'He knows. Before the loud, insistent knocking, the shouts, the sound of his name being called by a stranger, his mother's eyes wide with fear; he knows'

Francesco has a memory of his father from early childhood, a night when life for his family changed: their name, their story, their living place. From that night, he has vowed to protect his mother, to keep her happy, and to follow the words of his father: Non mollare. Never give up.

When Francesco is rounded up with a group of young men and herded into a camp on the island of San Domino, he realises that someone must have handed a list of names to the fascist police; everyone is suspicious, everyone has their secrets. His former lover Emilio, a very young veteran of a previous war, is constantly agitating for revolution, and escape from the island. Francesco's childhood friend Gio jealously watches their relationship rekindle. Locked in spartan dormitories, taken away from family and their real lives, resentment and bitterness between the men grows each day, forcing Francesco to question who he can really trust, and if he will make it off the island alive.

Title:Mussolini's IslandFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 23, 2017Publisher:HeadlineLanguage:English

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