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The Hunger Saint (Paperback)

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The Hunger Saint is a story of hope and survival set in post-WWII Italy. Hailed by Kirkus as "a well-crafted and affecting literary tale," this historical novella follows the journey of Ntoni, a twelve-year-old boy forced to labor in Sicily's sulfur mines to support his family after his father's untimely death. Faced with life-threatening working conditions, Ntoni must choose between escaping the mines and abandoning his family. As a series of unforeseen events soon complicate his plans, Ntoni realizes that all is not what it seems and to trust anyone might prove to be as fatal as being trapped inside of a cave-in. The Hunger Saint draws from years of historical research and was informed by the oral histories of former miners still living in Sicily toda

Product Details
ISBN: 9781599541068
ISBN-10: 1599541068
Publisher: Bordighera Press
Publication Date: February 24th, 2017
Pages: 120
Language: English
Series: Via Folios