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Limbo free pdf A moving but unsentimental examination of one woman's life as she navigates life after warIt's Christmas Eve and twenty-seven-year-old Manuela Paris is returning home to a seaside town outside Rome. Years ago, she left to become a soldier. Then, Manuela was fleeing an unhappy, rebellious adolescence- with anger, determination, and sacrifice she painstakingly built the life she dreamed of as a platoon commander in the Afghan desert. Now, she's fleeing something else entirely: the memory of a bloody attack that left her seriously injured. Her wounds have plunged her into in a very different and no less insidious war: against flashbacks, disillusionment, pain, and victimhood. Numb and adrift, she is startled to life by an encounter with a mysterious stranger, a man without a past who is, like her, suspended in his own private limbo of expectation and hope. Their relationship--confusing, invigorating--forces her to confront her past and the secrets she, and those closest to her, are hiding. In chapters that toggle between Manuela at home, grappling with her new life, and Manuela in Afghanistan, coming to terms with her role as a leader of fighting men and a peacemaker in a country that doesn't seem to want her help, Melania G. Mazzucco limns a story of love and loss, death and resistance in terms both surprising and cathartic. "Limbo" asks its readers, no less than its protagonist, what it means to be a daughter, a sister, a woman, a citizen, a soldier--or, more simply, a human.

About Melania G Mazzucco

Melania G. Mazzucco has written nine novels, including "Vita "(FSG, 2005), which was awarded the prestigious Strega Prize and named a "New York Times Book Review "Editors' Choice. For "Limbo," she was awarded the Premio Elsa Morante and the Premio Bottari Lattes Grinzane. Her many other honors include receiving the Viareggio Tobino Literary Award in 2011 (as writer of the year), the Premio Vittorio De Sica for fiction in 2012 and the Premio Ignazio Silone in 2013. She lives in Rome, Italy. Virginia Jewiss received her Ph.D. in Italian literature from Yale University, where she is currently Lecturer in the Humanities. Her translations include Roberto Saviano's "Gomorrah" (FSG, 2007) and screenplays by Paolo Sorrentino, Matteo Garrone, and Gabriele Salvatores. Her translation of Melania G. Mazzucco's novel "Vita" was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2005.

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Author : Melania G Mazzucco
Publisher : Farrar Straus Giroux
Data Published : 04 November 2014
ISBN : 0374709904
EAN : 9780374709907
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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