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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 novel is set in a remote village in Italy retaining medieval practices and attitudes.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Marcello Foissec. Paolo Di Paoloter. Maria leaves Accabdora and travels to Genoa to become the nanny to a rich family. This amounts to not much more than a strange interlude with little connection to the overall narrative.

On one hand — life is uneven, messy and essentially just a string of random events. Not a great deal happens, to be honest but that only serves to give Murgia many opportunities to treat us to her lyrical prose about everyday life.

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The prose is an entirely different matter. When Maria accidently discovers Bonaria’s abhorrent act, she flees her home and Sardina to Turin.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Accabadora has been awarded seven major literary prizes, including Italy’s prestigious Premio Campiello.


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Write a customer review. Prize for foreign literature: This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat Midwife to the dying, easing their suffering and sometimes ending it, she is revered and feared in equal measure as the village’s Accabadora. After some time, afcabadora, she receives a message to return home to deal qccabadora Bonaria’s final request – one that will weigh heavily upon her and test her conscience.

As she cut the onion into thin slices, Maria mulled obsessively over this difference, arranging the ingredients for supper with ,urgia same hypnotic slowness with which she was trying to order her thoughts. Single Prize for Literature: It sweeps the reader into a unique time and setting, telling a powerful story.

Both families have arranged to meet but they are all on their best behaviour. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Her birth mother struggles to feed and clothe all her children Maria is the fourth child and is really a nuisance so when an opportunity arises accabsdora ‘solves the problem of Maria’ if you like, then she grabs it with both hands. Archived from the original on November 26, Murgia tells all in her accahadora good time. Lorenzo Pavolinisec.

Accabadora firmly establishes her alongside Marcello Fois and Davide Longo at the forefront of a recent renaissance in Italian fiction. Email required Address never made public. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Notify me of new comments via email.

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Accabadora by Michela Murgia and Silvester Mazzarella (Translator) – book review

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Moved by the pleas of a young man crippled in an accident, she breaks her golden rule of familial consent, and in the recriminations that follow, Maria rejects her and flees Sardinia for Turin. Everyone in the village knows the role this woman plays, and revere her for it… except, inexplicably in my opinion, Maria.

As she cut the tomato into pieces, she could see again the figure of the old dressmaker huddled by the fire that same morning, fully accabasora and with her hair done as if she had just come home, or already knew that she would soon need to go out. This is a profound story of humanity in all its aspects – humble village life, what constitutes a mother’s love, and issues accanadora life and death.

Roberto Cazzolater. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In the regional elections of February[4] she stood as a candidate as part of the Possible Sardinia coalition.