A Girl Returned

A Girl Returned

1st paperback ed

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Synopsis

Without warning or a word of explanation, an unnamed 13-year-old girl is sent away from the family she has always thought of as hers to live with her birth family: a large, chaotic assortment of individuals whom she has never met and who seem anything but welcoming. Thus begins a new life, one of struggle, conflict, especially between the young girl and her mother, and deprivation. But in her relationship with Adriana and Vincenzo, two of her newly acquired siblings, she will find the strength to start again and to build a new and enduring sense of self.

Told with an immediacy and a rare expressive intensity that has earned it countless adoring readers and one of Italy's most prestigious literary prizes, A Girl Returned is a powerful novel rendered with sensitivity and verve by Ann Goldstein, translator of the works of Elena Ferrante. Set against the stark, beautiful landscape of Abruzzo in central Italy, this is a compelling story about mothers and daughters, about responsibility, siblings, and caregiving, pitch-perfect in Ann Goldstein's English translation.

Book information

ISBN: 9781787702653
Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd.
Imprint: Europa Editions
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 853.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 11581
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 124g
Height: 129mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 14mm