A disturbing story of post-War Venice; an American serviceman's visit to his widowed mother, a socialite who has returned to the city and resumed a relationship with an old beau, turns into a nightmare of old war crimes, cover-ups, an almost-accidental murder, and an intense, doomed lovestory of the young American and a concentration camp survivor.
Very interesting story set in Venice at the end of WW11.
Atmospheric and compelling, Joseph Kanon's ALIBI takes us to glittering post-War Venice, where La Serenissima's stunningly beautiful facade becomes a transparent scrim, barely hiding the ugly truths of the recent past. The young American narrator learns firsthand how moral absolutes can blur and become as evanescent as a glimpse of Venice in the fog. A thought-provoking and disturbing novel.