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Venice, 1945. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo comes across a young woman’s body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble.

Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the SS. Cenzo chooses to protect Giulia rather than hand her over to the Nazis. This act of kindness leads them into the world of Partisans, random executions, the arts of forgery and high explosives, Mussolini’s broken promises, the black market and gold, and, everywhere, the enigmatic maze of the Venice Lagoon.

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Comments on: "The girl from Venice – Martin Cruz Smith" (1)

  1. I recommend the book The Girl From Venice by Martin Cruz Smith. It is the story of a Jewish woman from Venice trying to evade capture and the Italian fisherman who helps her. I found this book really interesting because it showed the tempestuous situation which was occurring in Italy in the mid-1940s. I would recommend it to those who are interested in stories which involve history.

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