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The Resource Farewell, ghosts : a novel, Nadia Terranova ; translated by Ann Goldstein

Farewell, ghosts : a novel, Nadia Terranova ; translated by Ann Goldstein

Label
Farewell, ghosts : a novel
Title
Farewell, ghosts
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nadia Terranova ; translated by Ann Goldstein
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Author
Translator
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"Ida is a married woman in her late thirties, who lives in Milan and works at a radio station. Her mother wants to renovate the family apartment in Messina, to put it up for sale and asks her daughter to sort through her things--to decide what to keep and what to throw away. Surrounded by the objects of her past, Ida is forced to deal with the trauma she experienced as a girl, twenty-three years earlier, when her father left one morning, never to return. The fierce silences between mother and daughter, the unbalanced friendships that leave her emotionally drained, the sense of an identity based on anomaly, even the relationship with her husband, everything revolves around the figure of her absent father. Mirroring herself in that absence, Ida has grown up into a woman dominated by fear, suspicious of any form of desire. However, as her childhood home besieges her with its ghosts, Ida will have to find a way to break the spiral and let go of her father finally. Beautifully translated by Ann Goldstein, who also translated Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet, Farewell, Ghosts is a poetic and intimate novel about what it means to build one's own identity"--
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10913304
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DLC
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Terranova, Nadia
Dewey number
853/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated into English from Italian
LC call number
PQ4920.E767
LC item number
A6713 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goldstein, Ann
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
Farewell, ghosts : a novel, Nadia Terranova ; translated by Ann Goldstein
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781644210079
Lccn
2020017378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1130763561
  • (OCoLC)1130763561
Label
Farewell, ghosts : a novel, Nadia Terranova ; translated by Ann Goldstein
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781644210079
Lccn
2020017378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1130763561
  • (OCoLC)1130763561

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