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Roman Elegy

Roman Elegy (Hardback)

By Gruber, Sabine
Translated by Lewis, Peter

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It is 2009: writer Clara Burger arrives in Rome to sort out the affairs and clear the flat of her school friend Ines, prematurely dead from cancer. Sorting through Ines' belongings, Clara finds a manuscript containing not only an autobiographical account of Ines' strange experien...ces while working as a chambermaid in Rome in the summer of 1978, but also the life story of her former employer, the hotelier Emma Manente. Originally from Italy's German-speaking enclave South Tyrol (like Clara and Ines), Emma first comes to Rome in the late 1930s and becomes an eyewitness to the capital's turbulent past and present: Mussolini's fascist regime, the Nazi occupation and an uneasy postwar democracy threatened by corruption and extremism. In a sweeping tale of remembrance and reconciliation, of lives unfulfilled and loves unrequited, Roman Elegy interweaves the personal stories of three resilient women with a fascinating historical narrative of the Eternal City, in all its contrasting squalor and beauty, compassion and savagery.
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ISBN 9781908323101
Released NZ 1 Jun 2014
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781908323101
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Imprint Haus Publishing
Released 1 Jun 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Translated from German
Author(s) By Gruber, Sabine
Translated by Lewis, Peter
Category Modern Fiction
Miscellaneous Items
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 250mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 833.92
Weight 626g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade