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Published by MacLehose in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Euthanasia,
  • Adoptees,
  • Families,
  • Fiction

Book details:

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When Bonaria adopts Maria, the unloved fourth child of a widow, she tries to shield the girl from the truth about her role as an angel of mercy. Moved by the pleas of a young man crippled in an accident, she breaks her golden rule of familial consent, and in the recriminations that follow, Maria rejects her and flees Sardinia for Turin. Adrift in the big city, Maria strives as ever to find love and acceptance, but her efforts are overshadowed by the creeping knowledge of a debt unpaid, of a duty and destiny that must one day be hers.

Edition Notes

Translated from the Italian.

StatementMichela Murgia ; translated from the Italian by Silvester Mazzarella
ContributionsMazzarella, Silvester
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ4913.U734 A6413 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination204 p. ;
Number of Pages204
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25222795M
ISBN 100857050451
ISBN 109780857050458
LC Control Number2011535594
OCLC/WorldCa756740847

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  Buy Accabadora by Michela Murgia (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(23).   Accabadora, the winner of several Italian literary prizes, is concerned not only with the bonds between life and death, but also with what it costs to sever them."— Booklist “With its remarkable and timeless portrait of village life in Sardinia circa , Accabadora tells the story of a young girl adopted by a remarkable woman who stands Author: Michela Murgia. Get this from a library! Accabadora. [Michela Murgia; Silvester Mazzarella] -- When Bonaria adopts Maria, the unloved fourth child of a widow, she tries to shield the girl from the truth about her role as an angel of mercy. Moved by the pleas of a young man crippled in an. Accabadora has been awarded seven major literary prizes, including Italy's prestigious Premio Campiello. An exceptional English-language debut, it weaves a narrative of rare grace and subtlety into a sensual tapestry of local nuance, atmosphere and dialect.

I learned of this little gem of a book here on Goodreads. A best seller in Italy, it has won a number of European prizes. The novel takes the reader into village life in Sardinia in the s. Known in the village as the "Accabadora," the remarkable Bonaria eases the suffering of the dying, sometimes ending it.4/5(1). “Accabadora” by Michela Murgia as translated from the Italian by Silvester Mazzarell. With novels that have been given a translation one doesn't know how much credit should go to the translator as well as to the original author, but, given that qualification, I found the prose in “Accabadora” absolutely wonderful and the story superb/5(23). Accabadora Michela Murgia, trans. from the italian by Silvester Mazzarella. Counterpoint (PGW, dist.), $ trade paper (p) ISBN Buy this book Set in s Sardinia, Murgia. : Accabadora () by Michela Murgia and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(K).