Accabadora. Synopsis: Formerly beautiful and at one time betrothed to a fallen soldier, Bonaria Urrai has long held covenant with the dead. Michela Murgia, trans. from the italian by Silvester Mazzarella. of the Mediterranean isle, Bonaria is known as the accabadora, a word drawn. Buy Accabadora by Michela Murgia, Silvester Mazzarella from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic.
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The Author Michela Murgia was born murgis Cabras, Sardinia, in and has worked as a religious studies teacher, a timeshare saleswoman and an administrator in a power plant. Skip to content November 26, tolmsted.
Bonaria hopes that Maria will settle well into her new home which is completely different from her old one. Maurizio Cucchiter.
Maria has learned that Bonaria is a skilled and much sought-after dressmaker and picks up tips and hints. Does she miss the noisy chatter with her siblings?
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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Perhaps it’s not surprising then that the locals could barely sneeze, but word was round the village in record time. The story is set in rural Sardinia back in the s.
It ends when she loses her job and is a bit too conveniently summoned home to care for the dying Bonaria. Special Award 40 Years of Mondello: Roberto Cazzolater. Single Prize for Literature: Paolo Di Stefanosec. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Lorenzo Pavolinisec. It was the first time such a thought had ever struck Maria, and she did not know how to cope with this suspicion which fitted so badly with the confidence she felt in the woman who had taken her to be her daughter.
Retrieved November 26, The step-mother has a very controversial role within her local community and when the cat’s let out of the bag, there’s havoc. Award for best motivation: Although highly respected for conducting merciful acts of euthanasia, the lives of these angels of death were lonely and isolated.
Get to Know Us. Maria leaves Sardinia and travels to Genoa to become the nanny to a rich family. He now lives in Canterbury.
Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Special award for travel literature: Bonaria could not possibly have lied to her, because there are things you should do and things you should not do, she reminded herself as she dropped the rest of the finally chopped vegetables into the sizzling oil. Andrea Bajanisec. The rather aloof, enigmatic Bonaria has certainly given her neighbours plenty to gossip about now.
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.