In Cesare Pavese’s last and greatest novel, Nuto, an orphan saved from death by a rural family, returns to Italy from America soon after World War II. He is now rich, and much has improved at home. But peace and prosperity cannot long mask the enduring realities of love and death. This is a brilliant new translation of Pavese's finest work. "<Pavese’s novels> are works of an extraordinary depth where one never stops finding new levels, new meanings." — Italo
Calvino"Haunting and lyrically pervasive." — The New York Times Book Review
Shelfari edited the description of The Moon and the Bonfires Sunday, August 2, 2009.