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The Resource Eva sleeps / Francesca Melandri

Eva sleeps / Francesca Melandri

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Eva sleeps / Francesca Melandri
Title
Eva sleeps / Francesca Melandri
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Francesca Melandri ; translated by Katherine Gregor
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Language
eng
Summary
A bestselling novel in Italy, soon to be a motion picture directed by Edoardo Winspeare, and Elle magazine's book of the year, Eva Sleeps is a sweeping modern story about family, forgiveness, and conflict. At its heart is the story of a woman searching for the truth about her origins. This literary page-turner will delight fans of Elena Ferrante. Out of the struggles and conflicts in the border regions of Northern Italy and Austria and the rich history that has resulted from this meeting of cultures, comes a family story that embodies the history of nations. Eva, a forty-year-old public relations professional living in Northern Italy, receives an unexpected message from Southern Italy. Vito, a man she briefly knew as a child as a friend of her mother's, is very ill and would like to see her one last time. He is a retired police officer who was stationed in the north during the late-sixties, a period rife with tension, protest, and violence. These troubles, however, did not stop a young hapless policeman from falling in love with the "wrong" woman, a girl named Gerda from Austrian Tyrol, an inventive and accomplished cook, a single mother with a rich family history of her own, a northerner, the sister of a terrorist, and Gerda's mother. Vito's affair with Gerda was a passionate one, but what was the nature of their love? And if he loved her so passionately why did he return to Calabria? What scars did those years leave on Vito, and on Gerda? It's time for Eva to find out
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Living in Northern Italy, Eva, a 40-year-old PR professional, searches for the truth about her origins when she is called to Southern Italy by a man named Vito, a retired police officer who, in the 60s, fell in love with her mother, Gerda, a northerner and the sister of a terrorist
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10522085
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BT
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Melandri, Francesca
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Gregor, Katherine
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Target audience
adult
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Eva sleeps / Francesca Melandri
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300002633
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781609453237
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Eva sleeps / Francesca Melandri
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300002633
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781609453237
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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