The epic second novel in an internationally acclaimed trilogy, set in the rugged mountains of the Veneto
Winter 1868. On the rugged, breathtaking mountains of the Veneto, the De Boer family are holding on to their tobacco farm, scratching out a lonely existence. But when tragedy arrives, and their precious tobacco-smuggling gold is stolen by bandits, twenty-year-old Jole De Boer must face the disaster alone, armed with only her father's old rifle.
During the chase, Jole traverses snow-covered forests and deserted villages on a journey that will force her to go further than she ever imagined. For she soon learns that the border between good and evil is often indistinguishable, and that her own survival depends on uncovering the truth.
This is the second novel in the internationally acclaimed Soul of the Border trilogy.
Matteo Righetto is an award-winning author and professor of literature who lives between Padua and the Dolomites. Many of his works take place in beautiful mountain landscapes that he knows deeply, having visited them since childhood backpacking with his father. The Last Homeland is the second title in his internationally acclaimed trilogy. The first title in the trilogy, Soul of the Border, was published by Pushkin Press in 2018, and the final volume, The Promised Land, is forthcoming, also from Pushkin Press.