The Garden Of Finzi-Continis (Paperback)

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The haunting, classic novel of Fascist Italy on the brink of World War II, made into an Academy Award-winning film

The Finzi-Continis are an aristocratic Jewish family who live an insular life behind the walls of their estate in the northern Italian city of Ferrera. The narrator, a young middle-class Jew, has been intrigued by the Finzi-Continis from boyhood and especially by the two children, Alberto and Micol. Not until he is twenty-two, in the autumn of 1938, is he invited to enter their private world, a place seemingly immune from the racial laws of Fascist Italy. Thirteen years after the war, he traces his intricate relationship with the beautiful Micol and shares the predicament of all the Ferrarese Jews on the eve of their destruction. Critically acclaimed and award-winning, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis is an unforgettable, wrenching novel that re-creates a tragic era in history.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780156345705
ISBN-10: 0156345706
Publisher: HarperVia
Publication Date: December 5th, 1977
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Harvest/HBJ Book