The Incident at Montebello The Incident at Montebello

The Incident at Montebello

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Publisher Description

The Incident at Montebello is based on a true event— In 1930, Italian Premier Benito Mussolini was driving through the Italian countryside with Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr. when his car struck and killed a little girl, Sofia Buonomano.

The Buonomano family is torn apart by Sofia’s death and is caught in a political firestorm that spreads from their village to Rome and across America and Europe. One family member, 16-year-old Isolina, witnesses the accident and recognizes Mussolini as the driver. She lies to the police to protect herself and her boyfriend, but she’s caught. Falling deeper into trouble, she confides in Sofia’s mother, Lucia, and sets off an unexpected chain of events. Lucia, who now knows the truth, voices her disapproval of Mussolini and comes in conflict with the police and her husband Donato, an ardent Fascist. As Lucia and Donato become increasingly estranged while struggling with Sofia’s death, Lucia is attracted to Elio Sardolini, a Jewish anti-Fascist living in town. The family’s love and loyalty is further tested when the incident becomes an international scandal and Mussolini orders the police to silence all opposition. One family member is killed and the rest must choose between their allegiance to Mussolini and their allegiance to each other.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
March 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
435
Pages
PUBLISHER
P. A. Moed
SELLER
Draft2Digital, LLC
SIZE
644.2
KB

Customer Reviews

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Characters you’ll love!

A compelling set of characters makes this story a winner. The incident after which the book is named is one I’d never heard of and I was amazed to find it actually happened. Weaving the story around the fictional characters affected by it was a great idea. I found myself rooting for the good guys and intensely disliking the villains. Isn’t that what good writing is all about?!

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