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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The Madonna of the Mountains
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'1923

'Maria Vittoria is embroidering a sheet for her dowry trunk.

'Her father has gone to find her a husband. He’s taken his mule, a photograph and a pack of food: home-made sopressa sausage, cold polenta, a little flask of wine – no need to take water – the world is full of water.

'There are no eligible men in this valley or the next one, and her father will not let her marry just anyone, and now, despite Maria’s years, she is still healthy. Her betrothed will see all that. He’ll be looking for a woman who can do the work.

'Maria can do the work. Everyone in the contrà says that.

'And the Lord knows Maria will need to be able to work. Fascism blooms as crops ripen, the state craves babies just as the babies cry for food. Maria faces a stony path, but one she will surely climb to the summit.

'In this sumptuous and elegant novel you will taste the bigoli co l’arna, touch the mulberry leaves cut finer than organdie, and feel the strain of one woman attempting to keep her family safe in the most dangerous of times.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Faber ,
      2018 .
      image of person or book cover 7253587979290822088.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 384p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 29 March 2018.

      ISBN: 9780571336326
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Spiegel and Grau ,
      2018 .
      image of person or book cover 2503210085296919752.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 347p.p.
      ISBN: 9780399592454, 0399592458
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Faber ,
      2019 .
      image of person or book cover 1170770571849801559.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 384p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 3 January 2019.

      ISBN: 9780571336340
Alternative title: Die Madonna der Berge : Roman
Language: German
    • Munich,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Diana ,
      2018 .
      image of person or book cover 6602963581258723100.jpg
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      Extent: 429p.p.
      ISBN: 9783453292062

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  • Also large print.
Last amended 29 Jul 2019 10:39:55
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    Italy,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1920s
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    Italy,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1920s
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