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A stunning tale of a young boy and an ancient land, each awakening to the joys and horrors of the modern world. Masterful in its simplicity, CHRONICLE IN STONE is a touching coming-of-age story and a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit. Surrounded by the magic of beautiful women and literature, a boy must endure the deprivations of war as he suffers the hardships of growing up. His sleepy country has just thrown off centuries of tyranny, but new waves of domination inundate his city. Through the boys eyes, we see the terrors of World War II as he witnesses fascist invasions, allied bombings, partisan infighting, and the many faces of human crueltyas well as the simple pleasures of life. Evacuating to the countryside, he expects to find an ideal world full of extraordinary things, but discovers instead an archaic backwater where a severed arm becomes a talisman and deflowered girls mysteriously vanish. Woven between the chapters of the boys story are tantalizing fragments of the citys history. As the devastation mounts we see firsthand how the violence of war destroys more than just buildings and bridges.

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