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The Swallows of Lunetto

Joseph Fasano

From Joseph Fasano, the acclaimed author of The Dark Heart of Every Wild Thing, comes The Swallows of Lunetto, the powerful story of a young couple's escape from Italian fascism at the end of the Second World War.


Alexandra Bianchi lives and works in Lunetto, a provincial village in Italy's Calabria region, which finds itself ravaged by war in the summer of 1945. Leonardo Gemetti, a young man from Lunetto, has been missing for nearly eight years, and all his village knows of him is that he has carried out an atrocity against the Italian partisans in Mussolini's fallen Republic of Salò. When Alexandra meets a masked figure in the streets of Lunetto, she cannot imagine what she will learn about history and her place in it.


A sweeping love story and historical drama, The Swallows of Lunetto is a timely meditation on the left-right political divide, the reckonings of inherited trauma, and the potential of forgiveness to heal deeply divisive wounds.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Maudlin House
  • Publish Date: Nov 25th, 2022
  • Pages: 376
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.84in - 1.05lb
  • EAN: 9781737022251
  • Categories: Historical - 20th Century - World War IIRomance - Historical - 20th CenturyWorld Literature - Italy