It was World War Two, Italy: He was just a kid armed with a submachine gun and a desire to rid his country of Nazis and Fascists. His hope for survival, tenuous at best, was outweighed only by his tenacity. The youngster, who became a Partisan, was, in many ways, the personification of Italy and of the many Italians who suffered and died under the tyranny of a dictator. When others all around him were meeting their ultimate fate, Antonio seemed, somehow, to be living in the mouth of the wolf and in the embrace of good fortune.
Living in the Mouth of the Wolf is a novel based on a true story. It provides authentic accounts of events as experienced by ordinary people in Fascist Italy during the Second World War.