Martin Cruz Smith - The Girl From Venice (2nd Hand Paperback)
The Girl from Venice is a stand alone 2016 historical fiction novel by American author Martin Cruz Smith.
The novel details the encounter and subsequent relationship between Innocenzo Vianello, a fisherman from Pellestrina, and Giulia Silber, daughter of a wealthy Jewish family from Venice, and is set in early 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 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, a love story and a retelling of Italian history that will take your breath away.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Suspense & Thriller
- Published : 2017
- ISBN : 9781849838160
- SKU : B001023
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'One of those writers that anyone who is serious about their craft views with respect bordering on awe' - Val McDermid.
'Smith not only constructs grittily realistic plots, he also has a gift for characterisation of which most thriller writers can only dream' - Mail on Sunday.
'Smith was among the first of a new generation of writers who made thrillers literary' - The Guardian.
'Brilliantly worked, marvellously written . . . an imaginative triumph.' - The Sunday Times.
Martin Cruz Smith (born November 3, 1942) is an American mystery novelist. He is best known for his nine-novel series (to date) on Russian investigator Arkady Renko, who was first introduced in 1981 with Gorky Park.