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The Resource The light in the ruins : a novel, Chris Bohjalian, (electronic resource)

The light in the ruins : a novel, Chris Bohjalian, (electronic resource)

Label
The light in the ruins : a novel
Title
The light in the ruins
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Chris Bohjalian
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills south of Florence, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. Eighteen-year-old Cristina spends her days swimming in the pool, playing with her young niece and nephew, and wandering aimlessly amid the estate's gardens and olive groves. But when two soldiers, a German and an Italian, arrive at the villa asking to see an ancient Etruscan burial site, the Rosatis' bucolic tranquility is shattered. A young German lieutenant begins to court Cristina, the Nazis descend upon the estate demanding hospitality, and what was once was their sanctuary becomes their prison. 1955: Serafina Bettini, an investigator with the Florence police department, has her own demons. A beautiful woman, Serafina carefully hides her scars along with her haunting memories of the war. But when she is assigned to a gruesome new case-- a serial killer targeting the Rosatis, murdering the remnants of the family one-by-one in cold blood-- Serafina finds herself digging into a past that involves both the victims and her own tragic history" -- from publisher's web site
Summary
Hoping to safeguard themselves from the ravages of World War II within the walls of their ancient villa in Florence, the noble Rosatis family become prisoners in their home when eighteen-year-old Cristina's courtship by a German lieutenant prompts the Nazis to take over the estate, a situation that leads to a serial murder investigation years later
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10185464
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The light in the ruins : a novel, Chris Bohjalian, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=22FBF3B3-6C14-4034-BBA9-8FF68ED543D9
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn853444512
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (309 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385534826
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22FBF3B3-6C14-4034-BBA9-8FF68ED543D9
System control number
(OCoLC)853444512
Label
The light in the ruins : a novel, Chris Bohjalian, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=22FBF3B3-6C14-4034-BBA9-8FF68ED543D9
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn853444512
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (309 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385534826
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22FBF3B3-6C14-4034-BBA9-8FF68ED543D9
System control number
(OCoLC)853444512

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