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Mussolini's island, Sarah Day

Label
Mussolini's island
Title
Mussolini's island
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Day
Title variation
Mussolinis island
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Seductive, moving and full of insight into the desperate acts committed by individuals when fighting for their lives, this is a novel of sexuality and desire, and the secrets we keep locked within us. Francesco has a memory of his father from early childhood, a night when life for his family changed: their name, their story, their living place. From that night, he has vowed to protect his mother and to follow the words of his father: Non mollare. Never give up. When Francesco is rounded up with a group of young men and herded into a camp on the island of San Domino, he realises that someone has handed a list of names to the fascist police; everyone is suspicious of one another. His former lover Emilio is constantly agitating for revolution. His old friend Gio jealously watches their relationship rekindle. Locked in Spartan dormitories, resentment and bitterness between the men grows each day. Elena, a young and illiterate island girl on the cusp of womanhood, is drawn to the handsome Francesco yet fails to understand why her family try to keep her away from him. By day, she makes and floats her paper birds, willing them to fly from the island, just as she wants to herself. Sometimes, she is given a message to pass on. She's not sure who they are from; she knows simply that Francesco is hiding something. When Elena discovers the truth about the group of prisoners, the fine line between love and hate pulls her towards an act that can only have terrible consequences for all
Summary
In 1939, a group of gay and bisexual men were rounded up and imprisoned on a tiny Italian island, their lives changed forever. Based on a true story of 1930s Italy, MUSSOLINI'S ISLAND is a powerful exploration of wartime life that will appeal to readers of EARLY ONE MORNING
Storyline
Tone
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10722689
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Day, Sarah
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Nineteen thirties
  • Gay men
  • Political prisoners
  • Fascism
  • Homosexuality, Male
  • Historical fiction
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Gay men
  • Gay men
  • Political prisoners
  • Fascism
  • Male homosexuality
  • Italy
  • Catania (Italy)
Target audience
adult
Label
Mussolini's island, Sarah Day
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"In 1939, Francesco is imprisoned on a tiny Italian island - for daring to love"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059627372
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781472246967
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)973959189
Label
Mussolini's island, Sarah Day
Publication
Copyright
Note
"In 1939, Francesco is imprisoned on a tiny Italian island - for daring to love"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059627372
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781472246967
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)973959189

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