Volcano by Venero Armanno
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The Volcano

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Volcano by Venero Armanno

Book Awards

  • Winner of Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Best Fiction Book 2002.
  • Shortlisted for Courier-Mail Book of the Year Award 2002.

Book Description

Sweeping from Sicily to Australia, spanning generations and very different worlds, The Volcano is a novel of power, passion and sheer blazing brilliance from one of our most talented and original writers. A fiercely original, beautifully written, multi-layered tour de force of immense power and humanity, The Volcano tells the tumultuous story of Emilio Aquila, a boy driven mad by love for a woman beyond his reach. His passion turns him into an outcast, forced to live away from his village in the labyrinthine caves high on the slopes of Sicily's Mount Etna. His determination to right the wrongs dealt to him turns him into a kidnapper and a gangster and compels him to seek a new life half a world away. But will he be able to escape the shadows of the past? And will Australia ever be more to him than a place of suffering and regret? An incandescent novel of abduction, passion and torment from the fiery heart of Sicily.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781740511926
ISBN-10: 1740511921
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 131mm x 43mm)
Pages: 688
Imprint: Vintage (Australia)
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Venero Armanno

Venero Armanno was born in Brisbane, and has studied at the University of Queensland, the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Queensland University of Technology, and the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. The son of Sicilian migrants, he has travelled and worked widely throughout the world. In 1995, 1997 and 1999 he lived and worked at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, and he is frequently invited to speak about his work in Spain and Germany. He is the author of a book of short stories, Jumping at the Moon, and the novels The Lonely Hunter, Romeo of the Underworld, My Beautiful Friend, The Volcano, Strange Rain, Firehead and Candle Life.

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