Secondhand. Good condition. Some wear to book corners. Book is clean and binding is very good.
Beginning in the sulphur mines of Sicily over a century ago, Black Mountain takes you on a journey through time and back again.
When a boy sold into slavery finds the courage to escape, he is saved by a mysterious stranger, who raises the boy as his own. Renamed Cesare Montenero after Sicily's own 'black mountain', Mount Etna, the boy begins to develop unusual talents and discovers that he has more in common with his saviour than he imagined. And when he meets the enigmatic Celeste, he suspects for the first time that he may not be alone.
Based on factual events and ranging through Italy, Paris and the rural fringes of coastal Australia, Black Mountain is a haunting exploration of what it means to be human. (back cover)