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The islands where we left our ancestors

ISBN: 9781761380594
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Scribe Publications (UBD)
Origin: AU
Release Date: July, 2024

Book Details

The beautifully hand-drawn true story of artist Joshua Santospirito’s visit to the Aeolian Islands of Italy with his parents to seek out past connections and family roots. Joshua and his father hope to locate the burial place of Joshua’s great-great-grandfather on the island of Salina. But it’s not always so easy to find the past you’re looking for, nor to travel with your parents. As Joshua learns more about the sun-drenched volcanic archipelago, its people, and their history, he also explores the mysteries of family and the magic of creating your own place in the world. This is a tale of migration and return, of the rise to stardom of actress Ingrid Bergman, of the cheeky wind god Aeolus, of ancestry, place, and belonging, and of so much more. Told from Joshua’s unique and charming perspective, there is something here for everyone.