Our Eyes Blinded by the Earth
More than just a psychological thriller, Buzzolan’s novel is a profound reflection on history, war and humanity.
Marianna’s return to Rome from abroad is not quite the homecoming she had hoped for. Davide, her estranged father, has disappeared in the mountainous area around the Po River, near Turin where he was stationed during WW2. Marianna knows little about her father other than his past as a partisan. But when she discovers that just days before his disappearance, he had blamed for cold blooded murder, she feels it is her duty to shed light on the episode. Her search takes her back to June 1945, just after the end of the war, when chaos reigned across Italy and men and women scrambled to find themselves on the right side of history.