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A powerful, poignant story of the inability to capture lost youth, by the Nobel Prize-winning author of A Farewell to Arms.

Richard Cantrell is an American colonel living in Venice just after the Second World War. The fighting has left him scarred and embittered, a middle-aged man with a heart condition. It seems that only the love of Renata, a nineteen-year-old countess can save him. But Cantrell is living in the shadow of war, every move he makes dictated by old battle instincts, and it is possible that for him the longed-for peace may have come too late.

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He can perform prodigies. He can fascinate us by pure evocation, by the tensity of the situation

Times Literary Supplement

The most important author since Shakespeare

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  • Paperback

    9781784872038

    September 18, 2017

    Vintage Classics

    240 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Across the River and into the Trees
    Ernest Hemingway

    Paperback

    9780099909606

    December 31, 1994

    Arrow

    240 pages

    RRP $19.99

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