The Resource The girl from Venice : a novel, Martin Cruz Smith

The girl from Venice : a novel, Martin Cruz Smith

Label
The girl from Venice : a novel
Title
The girl from Venice
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Martin Cruz Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The highly anticipated new standalone novel from Martin Cruz Smith, whom The Washington Post has declared "that uncommon phenomenon: a popular and well-regarded crime novelist who is also a writer of real distinction," The Girl from Venice is a suspenseful World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice. Venice, 1945. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo comes across a young woman's body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble. Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht SS. Cenzo chooses to protect Giulia rather than hand her over to the Nazis. This act of kindness leads them into the world of Partisans, random executions, the arts of forgery and high explosives, Mussolini's broken promises, the black market and gold, and, everywhere, the enigmatic maze of the Venice Lagoon. The Girl from Venice is a thriller, a mystery, and a retelling of Italian history that will take your breath away. Most of all it is a love story"--
Summary
A new standalone novel by the award-winning author of Gorky Park follows a turbulent love affair between a fisherman and a Jewish woman on the run in occupied 1945 La Serenissima
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10530259
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Martin Cruz
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • German Occupation of Italy (1943-1945)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Italy
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
The girl from Venice : a novel, Martin Cruz Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn950083991
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781439140239
Lccn
2016017923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)950083991
Label
The girl from Venice : a novel, Martin Cruz Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn950083991
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781439140239
Lccn
2016017923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)950083991

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