Does La Storia read in 2018 like a contemporary novel or a relic of the past?
In its surgical positioning of a micro history within a macro history, and in capturing the day-to-day struggle for survival during those dark years, it offers much that one does not find in history books.
Eighty years after the promulgation of the Race Laws in Italy, this novel may provide a formidable tool for understanding Laws’ devastating impact on a deeply personal and emotional level.
The questions it raises regarding how and what we can learn from a novel versus a history book, are as relevant and urgent today—in the age of Trump— when the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees estimates 65.6 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. As History continues…