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Darkness : fiction

Author: Dacia Maraini; Martha King
Publisher: South Royalton, Vermont : Steerforth Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The seeds for the twelve interconnected crime stories in Darkness came from the pages of the Italian daily papers. In sparse prose that echoes the files of a police report, Dacia Maraini gives a resounding voice to the string of victims who receive only fleeting mention in the media each day. Among them is twelve-year-old Viollca, an Albanian sold into prostitution by her parents, who hope she will soon return with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Maraini, Dacia.
Darkness.
South Royalton, Vt. : Steerforth Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606927559
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dacia Maraini; Martha King
ISBN: 1586420488 9781586420482
OCLC Number: 49750782
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Description: 162 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The boy Gramophone and the pigeon man --
Viollea, the child from Albania --
Sister Attanasia's chickens --
Macaque --Alicetta --
Walls of Darkness --
He is eleven years old, his name is Tano --
A number on her arm --
Today is today is today --
Who killed Paolo Gentile? --
Shepherd Ahmed and the three girls in the woods --
Shadows.
Other Titles: Buio.
Responsibility: Dacia Maraini ; translated by Martha King.

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"The seeds for the twelve interconnected crime stories in Darkness came from the pages of the Italian daily papers. In sparse prose that echoes the files of a police report, Dacia Maraini gives a resounding voice to the string of victims who receive only fleeting mention in the media each day. Among them is twelve-year-old Viollca, an Albanian sold into prostitution by her parents, who hope she will soon return with enough money to pay for her dowry and a new roof. And the boy Tano, who brings charges of physical abuse against his father. Two years and the death of his younger brother pass before anyone at the police station will believe him. Linking the collection together is Adele Sofia, a steel-nerved though tenderhearted police commissioner with a penchant for licorice at various points on the investigative trail, and whose job it is to hunt down those who prey on society's weakest and most vulnerable members. Told in a straight forward, unforgettably powerful and affecting manner in which the facts speak for themselves, Darkness illuminates the underbelly of Rome. With absorbing compassion and discretion Maraini creates a cast of characters who wake up each morning to a reality quite different from la dolce vita."--Jacket.

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