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The Resource Looking for Alibrandi, Melina Marchetta ; read by Marcella Russo, (sound recording)

Looking for Alibrandi, Melina Marchetta ; read by Marcella Russo, (sound recording)

Label
Looking for Alibrandi
Title
Looking for Alibrandi
Statement of responsibility
Melina Marchetta ; read by Marcella Russo
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Josephine Alibrandi is 17, illegitimate and in her final year at a wealthy Catholic school. This is the year her father comes back into her life, the year she falls in love, and the year she sets herself free
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Audio
Review
The search for self in adolescence is torturous, comical, clumsy and universal. Australian teen Josephine Alibrandi's pursuit is no exception. She's a brilliant, insightful, under-privileged 17-year-old minority student in a wealthy Catholic high school who also has the significant disadvantage of being illegitimate. Marcella Russo performs Josie's sassy first-person narrative with such dexterity and ease that her character blossoms before us. The listener becomes her closest confidante as she whispers her secrets, groans in despair, crows in triumph, cries in grief, all with enormous authenticity. Of extraordinary note is Russo's adept reading of Josie's Italian Nonna, with her thick accent, sharp edges, deeply held secrets and great passion for Josie. Some lack of clarity in the recording is the only detraction here. T.B. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10061467
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marchetta, Melina
Credits note
Read by Marcella Russo
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 10
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Russo, Marcella
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenagers
  • Italians
Target audience
general
Label
Looking for Alibrandi, Melina Marchetta ; read by Marcella Russo, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Complete & unabridged
Control code
000023365567
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
7 sound discs (CD) (ca. 8 hr.)
Isbn
9781740303958
Other physical details
digital
Label
Looking for Alibrandi, Melina Marchetta ; read by Marcella Russo, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Complete & unabridged
Control code
000023365567
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
7 sound discs (CD) (ca. 8 hr.)
Isbn
9781740303958
Other physical details
digital

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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