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By Carlo Sgorlon,Jessie Bright

"Army of the misplaced Rivers" — winner of the Premio Strega — relies at the stumble upon among the Friulans and the Cossacks during this little-known tragedy of global warfare II. in the summertime of 1944 a Cossack military entire with its dependents - girls, little ones, and the elderly, in addition to horses, camels, tents, and icons - descended on Friuli. In alternate for assisting the Germans opposed to the purple military, the Germans had promised them this zone in mountainous, northeastern Italy as a brand new fatherland, after which the Germans deserted either the invading Cossacks and the local Friulans to their negative fates.

Against this alpine backdrop, underneath the nightly bombing flights of the Flying Fortresses and among the backing out Germans and the advancing americans, 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 a very inner most lifestyles in Udine. His works comprise, 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), l. a. 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 nation-state, ignoring or hard smooth industrialized society. He has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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