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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
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781908323101
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 38mm
Dewey Code 833.92
Weight 612g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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