|Pages/Publication Date:||368 / 2018|
When she first hears about the atrocities being perpetrated in the Nazi concentration camps, young Lucia is unable to reconcile such stories with the fascist ideology in which she has been raised. Deciding to see for herself, the bourgeois Italian girl runs away from home and heads for Germany, where she intends to volunteer as camp labor. The journey is a harrowing, surreal descent into hell, and Lucia confronts the stark and brutal realities of life under Nazi rule. It becomes clear that she must get away, but how can she possibly go back to her old life knowing what she now knows? And will she be allowed to? Drawing from her own experiences, this 1979 novel is the masterpiece of French-Italian author Luce D'Eramo.