The girl from Venice

308 pages

English language

Published Jan. 8, 2017

OCLC Number:
1085360326

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Venice, 1945. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo comes across a young woman's body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble. Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht SS. Cenzo chooses to protect Giulia rather than hand her over to the Nazis. This act of kindness leads them into the world of Partisans, random executions, the arts of forgery and high explosives, Mussolini's broken promises, the black market and gold, and, everywhere, the enigmatic maze of the Venice Lagoon. This novel is a thriller, a mystery, and a retelling of Italian history that will take your breath away. Most of all it is …

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Subjects

  • Jewish women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Social conditions
  • History
  • Fiction