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Happiness, as such
Happiness, as such
Ginzburg, Natalia2019
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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.
AUTHOR:
Ginzburg, Natalia, authorBennett, Clare-Louise, writer of introductionProctor, Minna, translator
Imprint:
London : Daunt Books, 2019.©2019
Collation:
xiv, 201 pages ; 20 cm.
Notes:
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.
ISBN:
9781911547440 (paperback)1911547445 (paperback)
Dewey class:
853.914
Language:
EnglishItalian
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Hampton LibraryAdult FictionGINZAvailable
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