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The Lights of Alborada

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The Lights of Alborada by Gianni Riotta
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A rousing historical adventure from the bestselling author of 'Prince of the Clouds'. As a boy, Nino Manes used to dash through the morning streets of his island fishing village to reach the church square before the first explosion of the Alborada, the fireworks that rang out over the bay to announce the dawning of a feast day. Now, years later as an Italian prisoner of war in a Texan camp at the end of World War II, Nino receives a letter from his love Zita, and finds himself facing a race against time of a different kind. For Zita tells him she is going to marry professor Barbaroux, their maths teacher -- and Nino has only forty days to get back to the island and put a stop to the wedding. Taking his life in his hands, he escapes from the camp, vowing to get home before the marriage can take place. Idealistic and ambitious, Nino sets off on a breathless chase across the United States, and is soon joined on his odyssey by an enigmatic Lieutenant in the US Army, and a young prostitute. Together they face a series of extraordinary dangers, from wild forest animals to unexploded mines, and as their journey progresses, Nino finds himself assailed by doubts, questioning his own motives and those of the people around him. At once a romantic adventure and a thrilling wartime escape story, with a colourful cast of characters, 'The Lights of Alborada' is also the story of a spiritual quest and a heartrending exercise in nostalgia.

Author Biography

Gianni Riotta is a novelist and journalist. This is his second novel to be translated into English, following Prince of the Clouds published in 2001. He lives in Turin and New York.
Release date NZ
April 3rd, 2006
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Fourth Estate Ltd
Pages
304
Dimensions
155x224x27
ISBN-13
9780007174942
Product ID
1691342

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