By Alessandro Baricco

From the writer of the acclaimed overseas best-seller Silk, here's an unforgettable story of the cruelty of struggle, a bit girl’s shattered global, and her lifelong quest for revenge and healing.

When—in an unnamed position and time—Manuel Roca’s enemies hunt him down, they fail to find Nina, his youngest baby, hidden in a gap underneath his farmhouse flooring. And so, doing simply as her father recommended, she neither speaks nor stirs as he's viciously slain above her hiding position. in simple terms after this carnage will one of many murderers observe Nina’s trapdoor. yet Tito, an insignificant boy himself, is so enthralled by means of the sight of Nina’s excellent innocence that he says not anything to his accomplices.

By the time she has grown up, Nina’s innocence may have bloomed into anything else altogether, and one after the other the wartime hunters becomes the peacetime hunted. yet now not till a awesome outdated girl calls upon an outdated guy promoting newspapers in town—the outdated guy Tito has become—can we all know what Nina will eventually make of her brutal legacy. With the indelible fact of a fantasy, Without Blood reminds us that every one wars are the same—the related mistake infinitely repeated within the hearts and deeds of wronged males and women—and that no lifestyles can stay untouched by means of loss or by means of wish.

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Long island. initially released in Italy as Senza sangue by way of Rizzoli, Milan, in 2002. Copyright � 2002 RCS Libri S. p. A. , Milano. This translation initially released in hardcover within the usa by way of Alfred A. Knopf, a department of Random condominium, Inc. , long island, in 2004. this can be a paintings of fiction. Names, characters, areas, and incidents both are the made of the author’s mind's eye or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to real folks, residing or useless, occasions, or locales is totally coincidental. classic is a registered trademark and classic foreign and Colophon are emblems of Random apartment, Inc. The Library of Congress has cataloged the Knopf variation as follows: Baricco, Alessandro [date] [Senza sangue. English] with no blood / Alessandro Baricco ; translated from the Italian by way of Ann Goldstein—1st American ed. p. cm. I. Goldstein, Ann, 1949–. II. identify. PQ4862. A6745S4513 2004 853'. 914—dc22 2003058917 www. vintagebooks. com eISBN: 978-0-307-38936-7 v3.

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