North Kingstown, R.I. : BBC Audiobooks America, p2007.
24 sound discs (31 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by David Colacci.
On his last long walk, septuagenarian war hero, deserter, and professor Alessandro Giuliani shares his past with an illiterate young factory worker--spinning a remarkable and deeply absorbing tale of heart-stopping escapes, loves unrequited and won, madmen, dwarfs, and mafiosi. But overshadowing all is the miraculous and terrible Great War--an almost surreal parade of horrors that devastated and defined Alessandro, yet enabled him to experience fully the magic and beauty of life.
SLD 1177 BBC Audiobooks America