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Fallen Heroes, Forgotten Victims: Supino, 1944

The Pink House and Other Stories by Licia Canton

The Pink House, Licia Canton's much anticipated second collection of short fiction, like her first, Almond Wine and Fertility, delves into the lives of ordinary people who must contend with extraordinary situations: an elderly man is determined to renew his motorcycle license, a woman is immobilized on a cold sidewalk after an accident, a recent immigrant finds love on a blind date, a middle-aged woman remembers her first love affair, a suburban mom takes a break from her hectic schedule.

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Fallen Heroes, Forgotten Victims: Supino, 1944

Longbridge Books
Publication Date: Spring 2005


Trade Paperback

ISBN: 978-0-9730581-2-9

English and Italian: 71 pages


When all seemed to have come back to normal, the unthinkable happened. It was the beginning of June 1944. The war in Italy was drawing to a close, but something went terribly wrong. Why did Supinese women lay fresh flowers daily on the five German graves in the town cemetery? Now that they have all passed on, all that is left for posterity is a few lines in a priest's diary and this book. Fallen Heroes, Forgotten Victims by Ernesto Carbonelli is a tribute, long overdue, to the memory of defenseless men and women from the towns of Patrica, Sgurgola, Morolo and particularly Supino, for the horrendous suffering inflicted upon them following the Italian Armistice. It contains information never before made public about the destruction of the towns, and the devastating assault on the dignity of their citizens. Wars not only cause material destruction and casualties in the field; they almost always make innocent victims and they disrupt civil life.”