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The Resource Farewell, ghosts : a novel, Nadia Terranova ; translated by Ann Goldstein

Farewell, ghosts : a novel, Nadia Terranova ; translated by Ann Goldstein

Label
Farewell, ghosts : a novel
Title
Farewell, ghosts
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nadia Terranova ; translated by Ann Goldstein
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Ida is a married woman in her late thirties, who lives in Milan and works at a radio station. Her mother wants to renovate the family apartment in Messina, to put it up for sale and asks her daughter to sort through her things--to decide what to keep and what to throw away. Surrounded by the objects of her past, Ida is forced to deal with the trauma she experienced as a girl, twenty-three years earlier, when her father left one morning, never to return. The fierce silences between mother and daughter, the unbalanced friendships that leave her emotionally drained, the sense of an identity based on anomaly, even the relationship with her husband, everything revolves around the figure of her absent father. Mirroring herself in that absence, Ida has grown up into a woman dominated by fear, suspicious of any form of desire. However, as her childhood home besieges her with its ghosts, Ida will have to find a way to break the spiral and let go of her father finally. This is a poetic and intimate novel about what it means to build one's own identity
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10913304
Cataloging source
DLC
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Terranova, Nadia
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
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Goldstein, Ann
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Families
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
Farewell, ghosts : a novel, Nadia Terranova ; translated by Ann Goldstein
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068239912
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781644210079
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1130763561
Label
Farewell, ghosts : a novel, Nadia Terranova ; translated by Ann Goldstein
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068239912
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781644210079
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1130763561

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