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Title:
The seven or eight deaths of Stella Fortuna : a novel
ISBN:
9780062862822

9780062862839
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Description:
xvi, 445 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm ; 21 cm.
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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