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The seven or eight deaths of Stella Fortuna : a novel, Juliet Grames

Label
The seven or eight deaths of Stella Fortuna : a novel
Title
The seven or eight deaths of Stella Fortuna
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Juliet Grames
Title variation
7 or 8 deaths of Stell Fortuna
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this stunning debut novel, a young woman tells the story behind two elderly sisters' estrangement, unraveling family secrets stretching back a century and across the Atlantic to early 20th century ItalyFor Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life. Stella's childhood is full of strange, life-threatening incidents--moments where ordinary situations like cooking eggplant or feeding the pigs inexplicably take lethal turns. Even Stella's own mother is convinced that her daughter is cursed or haunted. In her rugged Italian village, Stella is considered an oddity--beautiful and smart, insolent and cold. Stella uses her peculiar toughness to protect her slower, plainer baby sister Tina from life's harshest realities. But she also provokes the ire of her father Antonio: a man who demands subservience from women and whose greatest gift to his family is his absence. When the Fortunas emigrate to America on the cusp of World War II, Stella and Tina must come of age side-by-side in a hostile new world with strict expectations for each of them. Soon Stella learns that her survival is worthless without the one thing her family will deny her at any cost: her independence. In present-day Connecticut, one family member tells this heartrending story, determined to understand the persisting rift between the now-elderly Stella and Tina. A richly told debut, The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna is a tale of family transgressions as ancient and twisted as the olive branch that could heal them
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Summary
Believed cursed in her rugged Italian village, a tough, intelligent teen protects her younger sister during World War II, enduring challenges that transform her views about survival and independence
Theme
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Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
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10775906
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Grames, Juliet
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.R356
LC item number
S48 2019
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Families
  • Italian Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Sisters
Target audience
adult
Label
The seven or eight deaths of Stella Fortuna : a novel, Juliet Grames
Instantiates
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
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
445 pages
Isbn
9780062862822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1098177633
  • (OCoLC)1098177633
Label
The seven or eight deaths of Stella Fortuna : a novel, Juliet Grames
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
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
445 pages
Isbn
9780062862822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1098177633
  • (OCoLC)1098177633

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