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lies on the bed in the villa north of Florence. His body is black
from the burns he has endured. His face is not recognizable as a
human face. And yet he can talk and his young nurse has stayed with
him to work with him. The rest of the hospital staff has left the
villa now that the war has ended. Hana doesn't believe her charge
will survive being moved so she decided to stay behind. She feels
very strongly for this young man. He doesn't remember who he is.
He only tells her that he is English. When Caravaggio, a family friend
from Canada learns that Hana is at the villa, he decides to join her and
perhaps help with the care of the patient. It is Caravaggio who will
untangle the past of the patient and reveal who he really is.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
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