The seven or eight deaths of Stella Fortuna : a novel

Title
The seven or eight deaths of Stella Fortuna : a novel

Author
Grames, Juliet author.

ISBN
9780062862822
 
9780062862839

Edition
1st ed.

Physical Description
xvi, 445 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm ; 21 cm.

Subject Term
Families -- Italy -- Fiction.
 
Italian Americans -- Fiction.
 
Immigrants -- Fiction.
 
Sisters -- Fiction.
 
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.

Genre
Historical fiction.

Summary
Death has always been a part of Stella Fortuna life. Ordinary situations like cooking eggplant or feeding the pigs inexplicably take lethal turns. In her Italian village, Stella is considered an oddity-- beautiful and smart, insolent and cold. She uses her peculiar toughness to protect her slower, plainer baby sister Tina from life's harshest realities. Her father Antonio is a man who demands subservience from women and whose greatest gift to his family is his absence. When the Fortunas emigrate to America on the cusp of World War II, Stella learns that her survival is worthless without the one thing her family will deny her at any cost: her independence. --


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