Accabadora

Accabadora

Author: Michela Murgia

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780857387523

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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One of Elena Ferrante's best 40 books by female writers When Maria, the fourth child of a widow, is adopted by the old and childless Bonaria Urrai, her life is instantly transformed - she finally has the love and affection she craves. But her new 'soul mother' is keeping something hidden from her, a secret life that is intimately bound-up with Sardinia's ancient traditions and customs. Midwife to the dying, easing their suffering and sometimes ending it, she is revered and feared in equal measure as the village's Accabadora. Bonaria tries to shield the girl from the truth about her role as an angel of mercy, until, moved by the pleas of a young man crippled in an accident, she breaks her golden rule of familial consent. The consequences - for Bonaria, for Maria and for the whole village, are devastating - and cause a rift between the two women that can only be bridge by another death. Translated from the Italian by Silvester Mazzarella

Read the World

Read the World

Author: Maclehose Press

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780857052711

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 552

A selection of extracts from the prestigious MacLehose Press, an imprint specialising in the very best translated literary and crime fiction. From a hill station in the Himalayan foothills to the sweltering heat of downtown Buenos Aires; from the frozen lakes of far northern Sweden to the scarred cityscape of 1980s Beirut; from Breslau's sordid heyday to a kingdom that no longer exists. For five years the MacLehose Press has published fiction, non-fiction and crime from twenty languages - using the finest translators - alongside a distinguished few writers in English. This anthology brings together extracts from our backlist and from titles to be published in 2013. Many of these books are bestsellers in their own countries, and prizewinners of critical and popular acclaim. Romance, satire, elegy, mystery, murder, existential angst, the horrors of civil or colonial strife: if words can offer new worlds, you will find them in these pages. We invite you to sample a literary life less ordinary:

Strategic Impasse

Strategic Impasse

Author: Juan E. Corradi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315450308

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

View: 954

"Damned if you do; damned if you don’t" voices the strategic impasse the USA finds itself in today. Liberal interventionism and globalization–the two pillars of the international system—seem not to work. Explaining the inability of Western powers to enact wise initiatives, Corradi explores the de-coupling of political systems: we are connected with each other but disconnected from policy makers. The paradox of increased connectivity and collective disengagement sets a perverse dynamic between publics and elites, with a serious impact on world affairs. Corradi analyzes the social bases of present dilemmas and how incipient decline can be managed, and paralysis overcome.

Accabadora. by Michela Murgia

Accabadora. by Michela Murgia

Author: Michela Murgia

Publisher: MacLehose Press

ISBN: 0857050478

Category: Adoptees

Page: 204

View: 628

When Maria, the fourth child of a widow, is adopted by the old and childless Bonaria Urrai, her life is instantly transformed - she finally has the love and affection she craves. But her new 'soul mother' is keeping something hidden from her, a secret life that is intimately bound-up with Sardinia's ancient traditions and customs.

Britannica Book of the Year 2011

Britannica Book of the Year 2011

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN: 9781615355006

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 880

View: 675

The Britannica Book fo the Year 2011 provides a valuable viewpoint on the people and events that shaped the year. In addition to keeping the Encyclopaedia Britannica updated, it serves as a great reference source for the latest news on the ever-changing populations, governments, and economies throughout the world.

The Periphery in the Center

The Periphery in the Center

Author: Robert J. Rowland

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015053368745

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

View: 201

A good overview of the archaeology and history of Sardinia from the earliest inhabitation on the island, through the prehistoric period to the Romans, late Roman, medieval and late medieval periods.

The Times Index

The Times Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175034713597

Category: Times (London, England)

Page: 1484

View: 765

Indexes the Times, Sunday times and magazine, Times literary supplement, Times educational supplement, Times educational supplement Scotland, and the Times higher education supplement.