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The Fireflies of Autumn: And Other Tales of San Ginese
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Moreno Giovannoni
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The Fireflies of Autumn: And Other Tales of San Ginese

Moreno Giovannoni


9781863959940

Black Inc


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945);
Short stories


Paperback

256 pages

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San Ginese is a village where God lingers in people's minds and many dream of California, Argentina or Australia. Some leave only to return feeling disheartened, wishing they had never come back, some never leave and forever wish they had.

The Fireflies of Autumn takes us to the olive groves and piazzas of this little-known Tuscan village. There we meet Bucchione, who was haunted by the Angel of Sadness; Lo Zena, his neighbour, with whom he feuded for forty years; Tommaso the Killer, the Adulteress, the Dead Boy and many others. These are tales of war and migration, feasts and misfortunes - of a people and their place over the course of the twentieth century.

'I have never read a migrant tale so original, so breathtaking in scope, or so magical. I have not since stopped thinking about the characters in San Ginese.' Alice Pung

By:   Moreno Giovannoni
Imprint:   Black Inc
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   349g
ISBN:   9781863959940
ISBN 10:   1863959947
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   July 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Moreno Giovannoni was born in San Ginese but grew up in a house on a hill, on a tobacco farm at Buffalo River in north-east Victoria. He is a freelance translator of long standing.

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