Accabadora

Author: Michela Murgia
Editor: Catapult
ISBN: 1619021331
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The award winning Accabadora is an exceptional English-language debut, written with intriguing subtlety reflecting a sensual picture of local Italian life and death in villages during the 1950's. A time where family ties and obligations still decide much of life's ebb and flow. A must read for those who love a touch of the unusual. Formerly beautiful and at one time betrothed to a fallen soldier, Bonaria Urrai has a long held covenant with the dead. Midwife to the dying, easing their suffering and sometimes ending it, she is revered and feared in equal measure as the village's Accabadora. When Bonaria adopts Maria, the unloved fourth child of a widow, she tries to shield the girl from the truth about her role as an angel of mercy. Moved by the pleas of a young man crippled in an accident, she breaks her golden rule of familial consent, and in the recriminations that follow, Maria rejects her and flees Sardinia for Turin. Adrift in the big city, Maria strives as ever to find love and acceptance, but her efforts are overshadowed by the creeping knowledge of a debt unpaid, of a duty and destiny that must one day be hers. Accabadora has been awarded seven major literary prizes, including Italy's prestigious Premio Campiello.

Accabadora

Author: Franco Laner
Editor: FrancoAngeli
ISBN: 9788846416308
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Read The World

Author: Maclehose Press
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0857052713
Size: 18,65 MB
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A selection of extracts from the prestigious MacLehose Press, an imprint specialising in the very best translated literary and crime fiction. From a hill station in the Himalayan foothills to the sweltering heat of downtown Buenos Aires; from the frozen lakes of far northern Sweden to the scarred cityscape of 1980s Beirut; from Breslau's sordid heyday to a kingdom that no longer exists. For five years the MacLehose Press has published fiction, non-fiction and crime from twenty languages - using the finest translators - alongside a distinguished few writers in English. This anthology brings together extracts from our backlist and from titles to be published in 2013. Many of these books are bestsellers in their own countries, and prizewinners of critical and popular acclaim. Romance, satire, elegy, mystery, murder, existential angst, the horrors of civil or colonial strife: if words can offer new worlds, you will find them in these pages. We invite you to sample a literary life less ordinary:

Accabadora Roman

Author: Michela Murgia
Editor:
ISBN: 9783803132260
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Wie Mutter und Tochter leben Bonaria Urrai und die sechsjährige Maria zusammen. Die Bewohner des sardischen Dorfes sehen den beiden verwundert nach und tuscheln, wenn sie die Straße hinunterlaufen. Dabei ist alles ganz einfach: Die alte Schneiderin hat das Mädchen zu sich genommen und zieht es groß, dafür wird Maria sich später um sie kümmern. Als vierte Tochter einer bitterarmen Witwe war Maria daran gewöhnt, ”die Letzte“ und eine zuviel zu sein. Nun hat sie ein eigenes Zimmer in dem großen reinlichen Haus Bonarias, wo alle Türen offen stehen und sie jeden Raum betreten darf. Doch ein Geheimnis umweht die stets schwarz gekleidete, wortkarge Frau, die mitunter nachts, wenn Maria schlafen soll, Besuch erhält und dann das Haus verlässt. Es scheint, als würde Bonaria in zwei Welten leben. Das Mädchen spürt, dass sie nicht danach fragen darf. Erst sehr spät entdeckt sie die ganze Wahrheit. Michela Murgia erzählt in einer schnörkellosen, poetischen Sprache aus einer scheinbar fernen, doch kaum vergangenen Welt. Von zwei Generationen, zwei Frauenleben, von einem alten, lange verschwiegenen Beruf. Dieser Roman ist sinnlich, radikal und verblüffend gegenwärtig.

Accabadora Di M Murgia

Author: Alessia Sotgiu
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ISBN:
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Ho Visto Agire S Accabadora

Author: Dolores Turchi
Editor:
ISBN: 9788889187173
Size: 13,67 MB
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Accabadora

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ISBN: 9788799730407
Size: 10,35 MB
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