Not All Bastards Are From Vienna

Not All Bastards Are From Vienna

eBook - 2015
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In the autumn of 1917, Refrontolo, a small community north of Venice, is invaded by Austrian soldiers as the Italian army is pushed to the Piave river. The Spada family owns the largest estate in the area, where orphaned seventeen-year-old Paolo lives with his eccentric grandparents, headstrong aunt, and a loyal staff. With the battlefront nearby, the Spada home become a bastion of resistance, both clashing and cooperating with the military members imposing on their household. When Paolo is recruited to help with a covert operation, his life is put in irrevocable jeopardy. As he bears witness to violence and hostility between enemies, he grows to understand the value of courage, dignity, family bonds, and patriotism during wartime.
Publisher: New York, NY : Grove Press, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780802190192
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (348 pages)
Language Note: Translated from the Italian
Additional Contributors: Creagh, Patrick
Shugaar, Antony

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Feb 22, 2017

Interesting characters in this novel ( based on true events) of an Italian noble family in WW1. A different picture of the grim reality of life in war in a small village in Italy.


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