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The Resource The Italians at Cleat's Corner Store

The Italians at Cleat's Corner Store

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The Italians at Cleat's Corner Store
Title
The Italians at Cleat's Corner Store
Statement of responsibility
Jo Riccioni
Title variation
Italians at Cleats Corner Store
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Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE 2015 RUBERY AWARD FOR FICTION In 1949, the arrival of an Italian family sets tongues wagging in the village of Leyton, an English farming community still recovering from the war. For seventeen-year-old Connie, however, the newcomers provide a tantalising glimpse of the wider world — a world beyond the gossip and petty concerns traded over the counter of Cleat's Corner Store. Under their father's stern eye, the Onorati brothers adapt to their new life in remarkably different ways. While the charismatic Vittorio is determined to reinvent himself and embrace all things English, the solitary Lucio is haunted by the secrets of his past — events that tether him to the war in the mountains of Lazio. As both brothers begin to cast an unexpected influence over Leyton, Connie realises that, like them, she must grapple with her ambitions and dreams for the future. But what can any of them hope to find in the ruins of all they've lost? The Italians at Cleat's Corner Store is a heartwarming, vividly observed tale of small-town life, exploring love, prejudice, and identity in the wake of World War II. PRAISE FOR JO RICCIONI 'This may be Jo Riccioni's debut but it has all the hallmarks of an accomplished and assured novelist ... While the narrative has us captivated, the prose itself is a sheer joy. Characters are vivid, similes and metaphors are nailed with ease. Themes emerge quietly and then flower to illuminate the sense of the book ... [A] romantic and enthralling story.' The Age '[A] lovely sense of history and place ... with acute observations on village life both English and Italian ... A very confident first novel.' The Launceston Examiner
Summary
In 1949, the arrival of an Italian family sets tongues wagging in the village of Leyton, an English farming community still recovering from the war. For seventeen-year-old Connie, however, the newcomers provide a tantalising glimpse of the wider world a world beyond the gossip and petty concerns traded over the counter of Cleat's Corner Store. Under their father's stern eye, the Onorati brothers adapt to their new life in remarkably different ways. While the charismatic Vittorio is determined to reinvent himself and embrace all things English, the solitary Lucio is haunted by the secrets of his past, events that tether him to the war in the mountains of Lazio. As both brothers begin to cast an unexpected influence over Leyton, Connie realises that, like them, she must grapple with her ambitions and dreams for the future. But what can any of them hope to find in the ruins of all they've lost?
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Riccioni, Jo
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Italians at Cleat's Corner Store
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:6b24aace-2469-4268-b101-be64dbafc73a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781925113020
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optical disk
Label
The Italians at Cleat's Corner Store
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6b24aace-2469-4268-b101-be64dbafc73a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925113020
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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