Russia, 1943. A girl from Leningrad and a soldier from Venice stand together on the edge of wilderness.
He is a shadow of a man, trapped behind wire, an enemy in her land.
Taking something from her pocket, she slips her hand through the wire and catches her skin on a barb producing a tiny drop of blood.'Have this.' The man takes the gift - a small crust of bread, a little piece of hope.
Its memory will nourish him, keep him alive, on his long journey home to Italy.But when he returns, he must decide which path to take - to be true to the love of the girl who saved his life, or to pursue hisunfulfilled vow and seek revenge on the man who had ruined his home and his family.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Birlinn General
- Publication Date: 19/05/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781846973628