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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 05/11/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780857897954