Historical novel set mainly in Asia, London and USA
The Fireflies Of Autumn And Other Tales Of San Ginese
Era(s): 20th Century, including World War II
San Ginese is a village where God lingers in people’s minds and many dream of California, Argentina or Australia. Some leave only to return feeling disheartened, wishing they had never come back, some never leave and forever wish they had.
The Fireflies of Autumn takes us to the olive groves and piazzas of this little-known Tuscan village. There we meet Bucchione, who was haunted by the Angel of Sadness; Lo Zena, his neighbour, with whom he feuded for forty years; Tommaso the Killer, the Adulteress, the Dead Boy and many others.
These are tales of war and migration, feasts and misfortunes – of a people and their place over the course of the twentieth century.
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Awards for The Fireflies of Autumn
Shortlisted: The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2018
Shortlisted: The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, fiction category 2018
Winner: The Deborah Cass Prize 2017
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