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The Sicilian Woman's Daughter: Four generations of mafia women

The Sicilian Woman's Daughter: Four generations of mafia women
  

As the daughter of Sicilian immigrants, in her teens Maria turns her back on her origins and fully embraces the English way of life. But a minor incident wakes up feelings of revenge in her like those lurking in Maria's Sicilian origins.

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ISBN 9781907230691
Barcode 9781907230691
Published 22 October 2018 by Sparkling Books Limited
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Lo Scuro, Linda
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ISBN-13 9781907230691
ISBN-10 1907230696
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Sparkling Books Limited
Imprint Sparkling Books Limited
Publication Date 22 October 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Lo Scuro, Linda
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 282
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 195mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 323g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Most victims of the mafia are the Sicilians themselves. The role of women both as perpetrators and victims has been grossly overlooked. Until now. As the daughter of Sicilian immigrants, in her teens Maria turns her back on her origins and fully embraces the English way of life. Notwithstanding her troubled and humble childhood in London, and backed up by her intelligence, beauty and sheer determination, she triumphantly works her way up to join the upper middle-class of British society. There she becomes a bastion of civility. But a minor incident wakes up feelings of revenge in her like those lurking in Mariais Sicilian origins. As she delves deeper into her motheris family history a murky past unravels, drawing Maria more and more into a mire of vendetta.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review It's a must-read for mystery lovers. From the get-go (catchy title), The Sicilian Woman's Daughter delivers an exciting multi-generational story. I enjoy reading fast-paced novels steeped in cultural drama. This one fulfils my love for mysteries and intrigue. Linda Lo Scuro weaves the story about the daughter of Sicilian immigrants with layer upon layer of substance. Soak up the history and ride the turbulent waves of discovery as Maria learns about herself and the roles of women in the Sicilian families. The novel The Sicilian Woman's Daughter shows what it's like to wake-up to your heritage and integrate that knowledge into your present life. It's a must-read for mystery lovers. Carolyn Bowen An enthralling read on many levels. An interesting and thought provoking read this one. (The) separation of identities and anonymity is crushing to read about. Maria tells her story of Sicily and the image the world has of that place - its mafia connections and how she and everyone from there is tarred with the same brush. As the story takes us on that (very fascinating) train journey across to the island, secrets start to float to the surface, as do the bodies from the depths of the water no doubt. A fascinating look at the mafia stain on a family of women and what they have to do to survive, bring justice and not be a victim. There are four generations of women's stories to immerse yourself in and this is a real treat, never too much nor too long. Sicilian words pepper the text as they would the pasta. Book Trail Certainly exciting and riveting reading. An enthralling glimpse into another world where grandmothers keep a gun close to hand ... it is very clearly written ... it was a fast moving book, included plenty of surprises, and gave an insight into different way of life and family ties. Thought provoking! Emma B Books
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Linda Lo Scuro lives in London. This is her first novel.

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