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Darkness: Fiction - Maraini, Dacia, and King, Martha (Translated by)
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Cribbing from the crime pages of Italian newspapers, Dacia Maraini creates in Darkness a memorable cast of characters for whom la dolce vita is merely a pipe dream. Among them is 12-year-old Viollca, an Albanian immigrant sold into prostitution by her parents, and Tano, a boy who brings charges of abuse against his father. Connecting the stories is Adele-Sofia, a tenderhearted police commissioner with nerves of steel. In spare, lyrical prose, Darkness illuminates Romes underbelly with courage and compassion. Maraini, winner ...

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Darkness: Fiction 2002, Steerforth Press

ISBN-13: 9781586420482

Hardcover