During the spring 1917, twenty years old Maria Rosa Radice, bored by the meaningless life of her Neapolitan aristocratic family, decides to leave the comfort of her home to reach the Carso front and work as voluntary nurse in a military camp hospital.
Despite the horrors of war, a love blossoms between Maria Rosa and her roommate, Eugenia Alferro, a girl from a Northern Italian village, dreaming to become a doctor.
A tender relationship in a very painful situation, a passion enduring through the hardship of work and the brutality of reality.
The book is a hymn to the freedom of love and a tribute to the invaluable work carried out by nurses in helping the sick and wounded soldiers.
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Elisabetta Rasy was born in 1947 in Rome. She studied Arts History and then she become one of the most influent new avant-garde artists among the most requested by art galleries. As a journalist, she has written for numerous newspapers, journals and cultural magazines such as La Stampa, l’Espresso, “Panorama”, “Il Corriere della Sera” and “Alfabeta”. As a novelist she is greatly appreciated in Italy and abroad and has received many awards such as: Campiello, Flaiano, Mondello, Citta’ di Roma, Grinzane Cavour etc. She has been shortlisted for the Premio Strega for Ritratti di Signora in 1995.