The Moon and the Bonfires

Pavese, Cesare

Book - 2002
The Moon and the Bonfires
"The nameless narrator of The Moon and the Bonfires, Cesare Pavese's last and greatest novel, returns to Italy from California after the Second World War. He has done well in America, but success hasn't taken the edge off his memories of childhood, when he was an orphan living at the mercy of a bitterly poor farmer. He wants to learn what happened in his native village over the long, terrible years of Facism; perhaps, he even thinks, he will settle down. And yet as he uncovers a secret and savage history from the war--a tale of betrayal and reprisal, sex and death--he finds that the past still haunts the present."--P. [4] of cover.

Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 2002
ISBN: 1590170210
Branch Call Number: FICTION PAVESE 2002
Characteristics: xviii, 154 p. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Flint, R. W.


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This is a haunting, lyrical story about the rubble of war, both in location and in the psychology of the past. For those who always knew they would return home again.

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