Accabadora. Synopsis: Formerly beautiful and at one time betrothed to a fallen soldier, Bonaria Urrai has long held covenant with the dead. Michela Murgia, trans. from the italian by Silvester Mazzarella. of the Mediterranean isle, Bonaria is known as the accabadora, a word drawn. Buy Accabadora by Michela Murgia, Silvester Mazzarella from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic.

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It is a story that will linger long after the last page has been read. Toni Marainiter. Simple but very, very effective in my opinion. They were neither, and as a result I had a hard time buying in.

The step-mother has a very controversial role within her local community and when the cat’s let out of the bag, there’s havoc. Unbeknownst to Maria, Bonaria is an Accabadora; a woman summoned to mercifully end the lives of the severely ill, elderly, or dying at the family’s request and approval. This is a profound story of humanity in all its aspects – humble village life, what constitutes a mother’s love, and issues of life and death.

The novel is set in a remote village in Italy retaining medieval practices and attitudes. Bonaria hopes that Maria will settle well into her new home which is completely different from her old one. Views Read Edit View history. As usual I am amazed about the delivery of amazon orders. Letizia Muratoriter. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. After some time, however, she receives a message to return home to deal with Bonaria’s final request – one that will weigh heavily upon her and test her conscience.


She was once betrothed, but her fiance died in World War II. Accabadora is filled with wonderful and delicate moments like this; writing that creates a setting and context that make sense; scenes you can step into.

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Michela Murgia was born in Cabras, Sardinia on July 3, Accabadora firmly establishes her alongside Marcello Fois and Davide Longo at the forefront of a recent renaissance in Italian fiction. I type my criticisms with trepidation. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Accabadora by Michela Murgia and Silvester Mazzarella (Translator) – book review

Maria took quite a bit of time getting used to living in all that space, never mind having a bedroom all to herself. Accabadora is about adoption. This beautiful, slim volume has won no less than six literary prizes. And yet she retains her connection to her birth mother and sisters.

Home Entertainment Books Book Reviews. Kept on the peripherals of society, they were dependent upon their neighbors for food and accabxdora as they could not be paid for their grisly work. Everyone in the village knows the acacbadora this woman plays, and revere her for it… except, inexplicably in my opinion, Maria.

It is no surprise that it has won numerous prestigious literary awards, has been translated into numerous languages, and is an international bestseller.

Formerly beautiful and at one time betrothed to a fallen soldier, Bonaria Urrai has long held covenant with the dead. Midwife to the dying, easing their suffering and sometimes ending it, she is revered and feared in equal measure as the village’s Accabadora. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 accagadora 1. As she cut the onion into thin slices, Maria mulled obsessively over this difference, accabadoea the ingredients for supper with the same hypnotic slowness with which she was trying to order her thoughts.


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La Repubblica in Italian. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. In this case a book that I can recommend everybody to read who mixhela interesting in Mediterranean life stile in the old days with a very special murgiq. She is old enough to be a grandmother, let alone a mother.

At the age of 18, she was taken in by her adoptive family as a fillus de animaa soul-child, a traditional Sardinian adoption. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Nicola Lagioiasec. Mario Fortunatosec.

Milo De Angelister. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Her birth mother struggles to feed and clothe all her children Maria is the fourth child and is really a nuisance so when an opportunity arises which ‘solves the problem of Maria’ if you like, then she grabs it with both hands.