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My mother is a river

Pietrantonio, Donatella di2015
The sensitive and powerful story of the love between a mother and her daughter, a love gone wrong from the start. When Esperia exhibits the symptoms of a disease that robs her of her memory and the very sense of her existence, it is time for the daughter to take care of her and help her to rebuild her disintegrating identity. So the daily recounting of the past begins. Day after day we learn about the characters of the extended family, the inhabitants of the small village still without running water or electricity, in a bright and harsh Abruzzo, which emerges from the pages like a mythological distant land. They are bittersweet memories, full of life and truth, that rebuild the story of a relationship and of an Italy that appears so very distant and yet it is still present in our characters history. And, in the telling, the mother and daughter relationship slowly changes, fluctuating between love and hate, nostalgia and denial. A surprising new novel, revealing a strong voice weaving a compelling magic spell.
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My mother is a river / Donatella Di Pietrantonio ; translated from the Italian
Folkestone : Calisi Press, 2015
176 pages ; 22 cm
9780993238000 (paperback)
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