Fireflies of Autumn And Other Tales of San Ginese

Author(s): Moreno Giovannoni


San Ginese is a village where God lingers in people's minds and many dream of California, Argentina or Australia. Some leave only to return feeling disheartened, wishing they had never come back, some never leave and forever wish they had.

The Fireflies of Autumn takes us to the olive groves and piazzas of this little-known Tuscan village. There we meet Bucchione, who was haunted by the Angel of Sadness; Lo Zena, his neighbour, with whom he feuded for forty years; Tommaso the Killer, the Adulteress, the Dead Boy and many others.
These are tales of war and migration, feasts and misfortunes - of a people and their place over the course of the twentieth century.

'I have never read a migrant tale so original, so breathtaking in scope,
or so magical. I have not since stopped thinking about
the characters in San Ginese.' ALICE PUNG


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Moreno‚Äôs writing has been published in The Saturday Age (Lost for words on a migrant's final journey - The Saturday Essay), Island (A Short History Of The Boy), Southerly, Best Australian Essays 2014 (The Percheron), Best Australian Essays 2017 (A Short History Of The Italian language).

In 2016 Moreno was the inaugural winner of the Deborah Cass Prize for Writing. The Fireflies Of Autumn and Other Tales Of San Ginese is his first book.

Moreno is also a translator of long standing.

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  • : 9781863959940
  • : Schwartz Publishing Pty, Limited
  • : Black Inc.
  • : 0.349
  • : July 2018
  • : ---length:- '23.4'width:- '15.3'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : Moreno Giovannoni