Based on an extraordinary true Canadian story: In the 1920s, the eccentric and royal Caetani family fled facism in Italy and emigrated to Vernon, BC—only to retreat from the outside world entirely. Charting the secrets and turmoil that create these mysterious circumstances, Rosnau shares a moving interrogation of isolation and belonging.
Moving from lavish Italian palaces to jazz era Paris, from bustling Cairo to rugged interior British Columbia, Little Fortress is an atmospheric, absorbing international journey, vividly capturing 20th century upheaval as the age of nobility disintegrates and leaves the once-splendid Caetani family with only each other.
Untangling the complex ties between an agoraphobic duchess, her artistic daughter and their loyal secretary, Rosnau paints a fierce, nuanced portrait of the relationships between three women, illuminating how we are shaped and tested by class, power and love.
to be released September 2019!
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Fall Book Tour
With events in Vernon, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Prince George, Vancouver and Toronto.