The Lanzis by Giancarlo Gabbrielli

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"The Lanzis: A Family Drama, is the story of the Lanzi family, bursting with reality; painful, beautiful and remorseless. The author, Giancarlo Gabbrielli, takes you to Tuscany and into the period that followed the Great War, during the time of the rise of Fascism and finally into the specter of World War II.
Well-known events are seen through new eyes, in an original and refreshingly appealing way. The story portrays 'real' people, as they are seldom characterized in American literature; real, raw and full of emotion The Lanzis: A Family Drama chronicles a proud family, who resist the pressures of an autocratic Regime. They find love amidst the hatred of a savage world while they endeavor to maintain a healthy, balanced perspective on their friends and their enemies. ‘Hold your friends close and your enemies closer’, becomes their way of life. This is also the poignant story of a young boy, sexually coming of age, and his innocence set against the backdrop of the war."

About Giancarlo Gabbrielli

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Giancarlo Gabbrielli was born in Florence, Italy and later moved to Canada. He has written editorials for several newspapers, in addition to essays published by the Leonardo Da Vinci Society. In addition to writing, he is also an accomplished painter and sculptor. Giancarlo is presently working on his second follow-up novel.
Published August 10, 2009 by iUniverse. 517 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gabbrielli’s tender, yet powerful story of a boy’s transition to manhood amidst the destruction and despair of war is a tale of loss, as any war story must be.

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Giancarlo Gabbrielli has captured the noise and stench of war, the devastation of the land, the loss of husbands and sons, and the struggle for basic survival that can forever mark those who endure it.

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