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A Winter's Night

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Set during the first half of the twentieth century, this is the story of the Brunis, a family of farmers from the Italian Padan Plain who have worked the land since time immemorial. And it is a story about the homeless multitudes, travelers, and tinkers, roaming Europe during the hardscrabble nineteen-twenties and thirties. In this expansive novel, reminiscent of Bertolucci's masterpiece 1900 in its scope and subject matter, these two worlds meet when the Brunis open their great barn and offer it as a refuge for those in need of a warm, dry, and safe place to sleep and eat.

The barn becomes font and inspiration for a series of vivid stories involving sundry strangers, the Bruni parents themselves, and their nine children - seven boys and two girls - who will grow into young men and women during World War I and its aftermath. Told in the tradition of country folktales and framed by the devastating years of strife - two world wars and the years of fascism - these stories will delight readers from the first page to the last. Manfredi's A Winter's Night provides a timely reminder that simple values and a sense of solidarity with our fellow human beings remain of vital importance, above all in a world undergoing momentous and rapid change.

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Paperback Editions

August 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Winter's Night
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
ISBN: 1-60945-076-0 / 978-1-60945-076-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Winter's Night
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Publisher: Europa Editions
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