Children of the Sun by Morris West

Set in Naples

Morris West

Children of the Sun

The Slum dwellers of Naples
(Also titled: The Children of the Shadows)

JACKET NOTES:  Eight years old, his body so small, his face so pinched, you would take him for five or six ... Antonino, homeless, loveless child of dark alleys-a scugnizzo of the Naples slums, one of thousands whose waking hours are spent in petty crime and traffic in vice and whose bed is a street grating above a baker's oven.
In the appalling darkness of their lives, only one light shines--DON MARIO BARELY, the priest of the Urchins, dedicated to saving what he can of this human wreckage.
(© Pan Books Ltd.)