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A Girl Returned

A Girl Returned (EPUB ebook)

By Di Pietrantonio, Donatella
Translated by Goldstein, Ann

WINNER OF THE CAMPIELLO PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 TRANSLATED BOOK AWARDS A 2019 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR (Washington Post Kirkus Reviews Dallas Morning News) A pitch-perfect rendering in English by Ann Goldstein, Elena Ferrante's translator. "I was the Arminuta, the gi...rl returned. I spoke another language, I no longer knew who I belonged to. The word 'mama' stuck in my throat like a toad. And, nowadays, I really have no idea what kind of place mother is. It is not mine in the way one might have good health, a safe place, certainty." Told with an immediacy and a rare expressive intensity that has earned it countless adoring readers and one of Italy's most prestigious literary prizes, A Girl Returned is a powerful novel rendered with sensitivity and verve by Ann Goldstein, translator of the works of Elena Ferrante. Set against the stark, beautiful landscape of Abruzzo in central Italy, this is a compelling story about mothers and daughters, about responsibility, siblings, and caregiving. Without warning or explanation, an unnamed 13-year-old girl is sent away from the family she has always thought of as hers to live with her birth family: a large, chaotic assortment of individuals whom she has never met and who seem anything but welcoming. Thus begins a new life, one of struggle, tension, and conflict, especially between the young girl and her mother. But in her relationship with Adriana and Vincenzo, two of her newly acquired siblings, she will find the strength to start again and to build a new and enduring sense of self.
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ISBN 9781609455293
Published 2 Jul 2019
Publisher Europa Editions
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781609455293
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Europa Editions
Imprint Europa Editions
Released 2 Jul 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Di Pietrantonio, Donatella
Translated by Goldstein, Ann
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 853.92
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade