The War Ends at Four
General FictionLiterary Fiction
Publisher Price: $18.95
Publisher: Regal House Pub
Published: May 10 2023
Height: 0.53 Width: 5.56 Depth: 8.47
This is a bravura performance. --Robin Lippincott, author of Blue Territory: A Meditation on the Life and Art of Joan Mitchell
The War Ends at Four explores the quest of a perpetual outsider looking for a true home while coming to terms with the Italy she left behind and the America she found. Renata, an Italian acupuncturist in Minneapolis, falls madly in love with a charismatic actor. Once married, she discovers his passion is not focused on her alone. With her marriage and her small acupuncture clinic in crisis, she is called to her father's deathbed in Milan. There Renata again faces the slights she suffered in childhood as the daughter of an immigrant from Naples. Gripped by grief and anxiety over her future, she discovers that her father, a survivor of WWII, believed until the end in risk-taking as a life-affirming necessity. With newfound courage, Renata stumbles into the lure of an old love and the magic of a new one.