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The Way Back
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Serpents Tail
Publication date April 1, 1994
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781852422462
ISBN-10 1852422467
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $14.99
§As reported by publisher
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 'In Bologna I got out of the train with my suitcase, convinced I had to change trains, I went to the bar and when I heard the departure announced ran back to the platform in time only to see the last coach with its fine sign Rome whiz past under my nose and to watch the bits of paper pirouetting on the rails in the draught. The next fast train is in an hour. I sat in the waiting-room; in front of me I have the memorial tablet for the massacre of the second of August nineteen eighty, I read the names of the dead, then an article I found in the train and meantime look at the people in the room. I think of someone who on that second of August had missed a connection, maybe someone like me...'. The Way Back is a novel of exile and return. It is the story of Davide, an Italian psychiatrist, and his Scottish wife, Julia, a singer. Travelling back in Rome from London, Davide sees before him memories of his generation: his childhood and family, political dissent and terrorism, elected exile and yearning for his native land. The peculiar prerogative of the emigre is seen to be an absolute clarity of mind where self and country are concerned. Beautifully written and hauntingly moving, The Way Back is among the most impressive Italian novels of the past few years.

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9781852422462 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.99
About: 'In Bologna I got out of the train with my suitcase, convinced I had to change trains, I went to the bar and when I heard the departure announced ran back to the platform in time only to see the last coach with its fine sign Rome whiz past under my nose and to watch the bits of paper pirouetting on the rails in the draught.

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