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CANALE MUSSOLINI
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CANALE MUSSOLINI

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Product ID: 9788804660200
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AUTHOR: Antonio Pennacchi
PUBLISHER: Mondadori Editore
YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2016
GENRE: Italian contemporary novel, History
RECOMMENDED AGE: Adults
NUMBER OF PAGES: 460
FORMAT: Paperback 13cm x 19.7cm
LANGUAGE: Italian

ITALIAN DESCRIPTION:
Canale Mussolini è l'asse portante su cui si regge la bonifica delle Paludi Pontine. Su questa terra nuova di zecca, bonificata dai progetti ambiziosi del Duce, vengono fatte insediare migliaia di persone arrivate dal Nord. Tra di loro ci sono i Peruzzi, gli eroi di questa saga straordinaria. A farli scendere dalle pianure padane sono il carisma e il coraggio di zio Pericle. Con lui si trasferiscono i vecchi genitori, tutti i fratelli, le nuore. E poi la nonna, dolce ma inflessibile. Il vanitoso Adelchi, più adatto a comandare che a lavorare. E poi c'è lei, l'Armida, la moglie di Pericle, la più bella, la più generosa, la più strana, una strega forse. Un poema grandioso che, con il respiro delle grandi narrazioni, intreccia le vicende drammatiche e sorprendenti dei suoi protagonisti a quelle, non meno travagliate, di mezzo secolo di storia italiana.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION:
Antonio Pennacchi won the 64th edition of the Premio Strega with the novel Canale Mussolini. Pennacchi’s book recounts the story of a large, patriarchal, peasant family that together with 3,000 other families in 1932 is relocated to Lazio from Veneto to colonise the Agro Pontino swamps that had just been drained by Mussolini. The heroes of this moving saga are the Peruzzis, from the grandfather to Pericle to Adelchi, three generations of agricultural labourers who with tenacity fight the march of destiny. Drawing a large picture that has the wide scope of a poem, the story weaves the adventures of the Peruzzis together with the no-less engaging events that took place during the half century of Italian history spanning from the beginning of the 20th Century to the Second World War. Pennacchi recalls the past with a clear and critical spirit and merges it with subtle emotion to produce a vast and rich story, an authentic epic, a great Italian novel.

SEGUITO DI QUESTO LIBRO - SEQUEL TO THIS BOOK:
"CANALE MUSSOLINI - PARTE SECONDA" BOOK
(see under Books - Novels)

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