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Soul of the border : a novel

Author: Matteo Righetto; Howard Curtis
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Atria Books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"The de Boer family are tobacco growers, working on terraces in the Veneto region of northern Italy. Life is hard, and the father, Augusto, occasionally supplements their income by smuggling tobacco across the border into Austria. Sometimes he takes his daughter Jole with him, and father and daughter journey together on the perilous route over the mountains. But Augusto mysteriously never returns from one of these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matteo Righetto; Howard Curtis
ISBN: 9781501188121 1501188127
OCLC Number: 1056743524
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: Previously published in the UK in 2018; original Italian edition published in 2017.
Description: 227 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Anima della frontiera.
Responsibility: Matteo Righetto ; translated by Howard Curtis.

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"The de Boer family are tobacco growers, working on terraces in the Veneto region of northern Italy. Life is hard, and the father, Augusto, occasionally supplements their income by smuggling tobacco across the border into Austria. Sometimes he takes his daughter Jole with him, and father and daughter journey together on the perilous route over the mountains. But Augusto mysteriously never returns from one of these trips, and Jole, driven to provide for her family, inherits her father's smuggling route. Accompanied only by her horse, Sansom, she must retrace the dangerous journey through the spectacular landscape, hoping for a good trade in exchange for her tobacco, but also to discover the truth behind her father's disappearance. Written in spare, crystalline prose and cinematic in scope, Soul of the Border is an epic story of revenge and salvation, a ferocious tale of violence and corruption, and a journey into the wild" --Publisher's description.

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