The Moon and the Bonfire

The Moon and the Bonfire


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The Moon and the Bonfire by Cesare Pavese

Anguila, the narrator, is a successful businessman lured home from California to the Piedmontese village where he was fostered by peasants. After 20 years, so much has changed. Slowly, with the power of memory, he is able to piece together the past and relate it to what he finds left in the present. He looks at the lives and sometimes violent fates of the villagers he has known since childhood, seeing the poverty, ignorance, or indifference that binds them to the hills and valleys against the beauty of the landscape and the rhythm of the seasons. With stark realism and muted compassion, this novel weaves separate strands of narrative together, bringing them to a stark and poignant climax.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780720611199
Publisher: Owen, Peter Limited
Publication date: 08/26/2002
Series: Peter Owen Modern Classic Series
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Cesare Pavese was the author of The Political Prisoner.

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