Joseph Aizenberg escapes with only minutes to spare.
As his homeland erupts into civil war and tens of thousands of his
countrymen are butchered, Joseph evades Government troops to
begin a new life in exile. Separated from his family with no money or
possessions, he is forced to confront his past and make decisions that
culminate in the slaughter of so many dear to him.
Half a century later, Ellen, Joseph's granddaughter travels with
her family to Italy only to find herself caught up in the brutality of
Mussolini's Fascist Rule. Unbeknown to her, because of the choices
made by her Grandfather so many years earlier, she is condemned
to years of violence, uncertainty and desolation as she struggles to
overcome her obsession to see the guilty pay.
The realism is frightening...tender, harrowing, optimistic, depressing, yet full
of hope... the journey shreds your emotional well being... from calm waters
via ultimate desolation to a brilliantly constructed conclusion...
my life was taken over by this book...
The Betrayal of Innocence is engaging from start to finish, with twists
and turns on every page, as we, the reader, explore the depth of human
emotion... brilliantly researched and plotted.
A heart rending, gripping read.
History revealed in a harrowing yet compelling story...
a fascinating read.