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The Tide of Destiny is a stunning novel set in 1799 through 1808 during the Napoleonic era. The story takes place in Southern Switzerland and on the Ligurian coast.
Damien André Berra, son of a Swiss farmer, is exiled to northern Italy in the wake of Napoleon’s crossing over the Saint Bernard Pass in 1799. Inspired by a number of amorous adventures, Damien becomes a renowned linguist and short story writer.
His experiences during this turning point in European history are set amidst the political events and the women he meets.
Damien becomes a famous linguist and a writer of short stories in both French and Italian. Giuseppe Spremuta is the Italian administrator who befriends him, and the five young women lovers who inspire him to write are Biquette, Esmeralda, Juliette, La Contessa, and Annunziata.