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Goodbye to Italia @ Goodbye to Italy, Marisa Parker

Author Name    Marisa Parker

Title   Goodbye to Italia @ Goodbye to Italy

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   New

Type   Book

Size   22.8 x 15.2 cm

Publisher   Australia InHouse Publishing 2016

ISBN Number    1925497526 / 9781925497526

Seller ID   A1213

Goodbye to Italia by Marisa Parker. A pretty little Italian girl skips outside to peer up at the unexpected drone of aeroplanes, unaware of the danger as her neighbour, an eccentric opera singer, fervently prays for her teenage son. It is the start of WWII. An age difference of thirteen years separates the little girl Mariolina Martore and the army officer Eugenio Piergiovanni, but their lives are destined to intertwine. Mariolina is a timid but stalwart child who lives with her mother and grandmother. During the war years, they endure bombings, cold, hunger, and disease in Torino, Northern Italy. In contrast, Eugenio, a teenage soldier, is captured and spends six years in African prison-of-war (POW) camps - one of which boasted 63,000 prisoners at one time. Eugenio's transition into adulthood during captivity, as told through his diaries, makes for bittersweet humour as he strives to find laughter in sad situations. Goodbye to Italia is a non-fiction romantic story of Italian drama, courage, and humour. So as to stay true to the retelling by her mama and papa, and to capture the essence of living through those times, the chapters in the first half of the book interchange between the two diverse characters, Mariolina and Eugenio, as they come of age. About the Author: Marisa Parker is the middle daughter of Mariolina Martore and Eugenio Piergiovanni. Growing up, she always knew that her parents shared an amazing bond. Now, as an adult, her passionate drive to tell their incredible, war-time love story has led to the completion of this emotional project.

GOODBYE TO Italia, Marisa Parker, Goodbye to Italy, 9781925497526, incredible true story set in Italy and Africa during World War Two, The Really Good Book Shop, Australia

Price = 24.95 AUD

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