Army of the Lost Rivers by Carlo Sgorlon,Jessie Bright

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By Carlo Sgorlon,Jessie Bright

"Army of the misplaced Rivers" — winner of the Premio Strega — relies at the come across among the Friulans and the Cossacks during this little-known tragedy of global battle II. in the summertime of 1944 a Cossack military whole with its dependents - ladies, teenagers, and the elderly, besides horses, camels, tents, and icons - descended on Friuli. In alternate for aiding the Germans opposed to the purple military, the Germans had promised them this quarter in mountainous, northeastern Italy as a brand new place of birth, after which the Germans deserted either the invading Cossacks and the local Friulans to their poor fates.

Against this alpine backdrop, underneath the nightly bombing flights of the Flying Fortresses and among the taking flight Germans and the advancing americans, townspeople, partisans and Cossacks are stuck in an ominous web.

Carlo Sgorlon was once born in 1930 in Cassacco, Udine. He studied on the Normale di Pisa, and now lives a very inner most existence in Udine. His works comprise, between others, Luna colour ametista (1971), Il vento nel vigneto (1973), Il trono di legno (1973, winner of the Premio Campiello, released in English because the wood Throne via Italica Press), Gli dei torneranno (1977), l. a. carrozza di rame (1979), L'armata dei fiumi perduti (1985, winner of the Premio Strega) and l. a. grand foibe (1992). Carlo Sgorlon's truth mirrors his fiction: a reclusive lifestyles in Friuli's geographical region, ignoring or hard sleek industrialized society. He has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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