Portrait of a Family with a Fat Daughter

1 août 2018|
Portrait of a Family with a Fat Daughter de Margherita Giacobino
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'It has been a long while in Italian fiction since such an authentic and engaging voice has appeared.' Bruno Quaranta in La Stampa

'This memoir of four generations of a family provides a vivid and eloquent picture of Italian life stretching from the late 19th century, when the peasant lifestyle had changed little from medieval times, up to the consumer culture of the 1950s. It's a saga that embraces characters like Maria, who emigrated to the USA for an unwise marriage, returning a few years later with a daughter and paralysis down one side of her body, and the author's father, Angelo, a feckless chap who was interned in a German POW camp. In writing about her female-dominated family, some of whom she is old enough to remember – most notably the matriarchal grandmother Ninin – Giacobino imbues her account with a real sense of intimacy. She has a powerful feel for traditional Italian culture, her early chapters conjuring up a time when the hierarchy of the family was the only true reality, fairness was unknown and “a moment's tenderness must last a week”.
Alastair Mabbutt in The Herald

'An epic novel, which is the story of an Italy which no longer exists, becomes the portrait of a family. It is a novel which touches the heart.' Valeria Parrella in Grazie
Titre :Portrait of a Family with a Fat Daughter
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :304 pages, 7.75 X 5.25 X 1 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :304 pages, 7.75 X 5.25 X 1 po
Publié le :1 août 2018
Publié par :Dedalus Limited
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781910213483

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