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The Madonna of the mountains: Elise Valmorbida.

The Madonna of the mountains: Elise Valmorbida.
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ISBN 9780571336357
Author Valmorbida, Elise
Title The Madonna of the mountain [electronic resource] Elise Valmorbida.
Publisher/Date [London] : Faber & Faber, 2018.
Contents note Downloadable eBook.
Summary Note 1923 Maria Vittoria is embroidering a sheet for her dowry trunk. Her father has gone to find her a husband. He's taken his mule, a photograph and a pack of food: home-made sopressa sausage, cold polenta, a little flask of wine - no need to take water - the world is full of water. There are no eligible men in this valley or the next one, and her father will not let her marry just anyone, and now, despite Maria's years, she is still healthy. Her betrothed will see all that. He'll be looking for a woman who can do the work. Maria can do the work. Everyone in the contr?says that. And the Lord knows Maria will need to be able to work. Fascism blooms as crops ripen, the state craves babies just as the babies cry for food. Maria faces a stony path, but one she will surely climb to the summit. In this sumptuous and elegant novel you will taste the bigoli co l'arna, touch the mulberry leaves cut finer than organdie, and feel the strain of one woman attempting to keep her family safe in the most dangerous of times.
Target audience note Adult.
Subject Families -- Fiction
Motherhood -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy -- Fiction
Women -- Italy -- Fiction
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