The Path to the Nest of Spiders by Italo Calvino

The novel is set in Italy during World War II and follows the journey of a young boy who joins the Italian resistance against the Nazis. The story is a coming-of-age tale that explores the boy's struggle to find his identity amidst the chaos of war. Along the way, he encounters various characters, each with their own stories and perspectives on the war, which further shape his understanding of the world. The title refers to a hidden nest of spiders the protagonist discovers, symbolizing the hidden complexities of life and war.

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