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Between Enemies

Andrea Molesini Patrick Creagh

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5 May 2016

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857897978

RRP: £7.99

5 November 2015

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857897961

November 1917. When Austrian forces advance into Northern Italy, the aristocratic Spada family find their estate requisitioned by enemy soldiers. A cruel act of violence against a group of local village girls sparks their desire for revenge. The whole family – from the eccentric grandparents to the secretive servants – have their own ideas about how to fight the enemy, but their courage is soon put to the test and it seems that some are willing to compromise. Seventeen-year-old Paolo Spada, the youngest member of the family, is forced to bear witness as his once proud family succumbs to acts of love and hate, jealousy and betrayal.

REVIEWS

Andrea Molesini is a master of Italian literature
L’Express

Redolent of Earnest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms
Il Sole 24 Ore

A wonderful book that burrows into your brain
La Stampa