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Accabadora

Author: Michela Murgia; Silvester Mazzarella
Publisher: London : MacLehose, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2011535594
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michela Murgia; Silvester Mazzarella
ISBN: 1619021331 9781619021334
OCLC Number: 816041453
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Awards: Winner of Premio Campiello Europa Letteratura (European Campiello Literature Prize) 2010
Winner of Molinello Premio Narrativa Edita (Molinello Award for First Fiction) 2010
Winner of Premio Letterario Internazionale Mondello (Mondello International Literary Prize) 2010
Winner of Premio Viadana (Viadana Prize) 2010
Winner of Premio Citta di Cuneo per il Primo Romanzo (City of Cuneo Prize for First Fiction) 2010
Winner of Premio Letterario Giuseppe Dessi: Sezione Narrativa (Giuseppe Dessi Literary Prize for Fiction) 2009
Description: 1 online resource (204 pages)
Other Titles: Accabadora.
Responsibility: Michela Murgia ; translated from the Italian by Silvester Mazzarella.

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A winner of six major literary prizes, this rich and haunting novel examines the shadowy Sardinian figure of the Accabadora, exploring the boundaries between mercy-killing and murder.  Read more...

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