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Happiness, as such
Happiness, as such
Ginzburg, Natalia2019
Michele is the beloved only son of a large, dysfunctional family in 1970s Italy. Headstrong and independent, he has disappeared to London without explanation. Back in Italy, his father lies dying. Michele's departure sets forth a series of events that will bring together everyone in his life - his mother Adriana, living in the countryside with her two twin daughters Bebetta and Nannetta, his long-suffering sister Angelica, his loyal and sad friend Osvaldo, and Mara, a young woman who is prone to showing up on doorsteps with a baby that may or may not be Michele's. The story of the Prodigal Son turned on its head, Happiness, As Such is a short, absurdly funny novel-in-letters about complicated families and missed connections.
Main title:
Happiness, as such / Natalia Ginzburg ; translated by Minna Zallman Proctor ; with an introduction by Claire-Louise Bennett.
Ginzburg, Natalia, authorBennett, Clare-Louise, writer of introductionProctor, Minna, translator
London : Daunt Books, 2019.©2019
xiv, 201 pages ; 20 cm.
Originally published in Italian in 1973 as Caro Michele.Previous English translations by Sheila Cudahy published under the titles No Way (1974) and Dear Michael (1975).Translated from the Italian.
9781911547440 (paperback)1911547445 (paperback)
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Hampton LibraryAdult FictionGINZAvailable