By Carlo Sgorlon,Jessie Bright

"Army of the misplaced Rivers" — winner of the Premio Strega — is predicated at the come upon among the Friulans and the Cossacks during this little-known tragedy of global warfare II. in the summertime of 1944 a Cossack military whole with its dependents - ladies, childrens, and the elderly, besides horses, camels, tents, and icons - descended on Friuli. In trade for assisting the Germans opposed to the crimson military, the Germans had promised them this quarter in mountainous, northeastern Italy as a brand new fatherland, after which the Germans deserted either the invading Cossacks and the local Friulans to their poor fates.

Against this alpine backdrop, underneath the nightly bombing flights of the Flying Fortresses and among the backing out Germans and the advancing american citizens, townspeople, partisans and Cossacks are stuck in an ominous web.

Carlo Sgorlon used to be born in 1930 in Cassacco, Udine. He studied on the Normale di Pisa, and now lives an exceptionally inner most lifestyles in Udine. His works contain, between others, Luna colour ametista (1971), Il vento nel vigneto (1973), Il trono di legno (1973, winner of the Premio Campiello, released in English because the wood Throne via Italica Press), Gli dei torneranno (1977), los angeles carrozza di rame (1979), L'armata dei fiumi perduti (1985, winner of the Premio Strega) and los angeles grand foibe (1992). Carlo Sgorlon's fact mirrors his fiction: a reclusive existence in Friuli's geographical region, ignoring or tough smooth industrialized society. He has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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