The Accabadora by Michela Murgia

//The Accabadora by Michela Murgia

The Accabadora by Michela Murgia

This novel has been an immense success in Italy, where it has won six literary prizes.The Accabadora here is Bonaria Urrai, a seamstress unable to have children. Bonaria adopts the six-year-old Maria Listru, whose widowed mother Anna Teresa can no longer afford to raise her. Maria thus becomes a fill’e anima, a soul-child, the fruit of Anna Teresa’s womb and Bonaria’s loving spirit. Accabadora is set, for the most part, in rural Sardinia in  the 1950s. In such a closed community, gossip and suspicion are rife. Intelligence is regarded as a hindrance rather than a blessing, as Maria learns when she does well at school but is expected to leave when she reaches 13. Well translated from the Italian.

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