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Liberation

by Joanna Scott

World War 2 and the liberation of Italy, but it's not Catch-22. Or is it? I passionately cared about Amdu Diop, the Senegalese boy soldier who deserts on Elba and is befriended by a ten year old Italian girl. The rather dreamy telling draws you in unawares....

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If the Germans burned one orchard, the trees would seed themselves elsewhere. The red blush of an orange would always taste sweet. Mounds of kelp would collect on the Magazzini beach. Buckets full of squid would be unloaded from fishing boats onto a dock.

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