The Madonna of The Mountains

The Madonna of The Mountains

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ISBN
9780571336340
Published
03/01/2019
9780571336340
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
384

About the Book

WINNER OF THE 2019 VICTORIAN PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION
Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Award
2019 Walter Scott Prize Academy Recommended

1923, north-eastern Italy: Maria Vittoria’s father has left the village to find her a husband. He has taken his mule, a pack of food and a photograph of Maria. There are no eligible men in this valley, or the next one, and her father will not allow her to marry just anyone.

Just as Fascism blooms in the country, the crops ripen, and the state demands babies – a new generation. There is much work to be done, and Maria faces a stony path, but one she will surely climb to the summit.

WINNER OF THE 2019 VICTORIAN PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTIONShortlisted for the Edward Stanford Award2019 Walter Scott Prize Academy Recommended1923, north-eastern Italy: Maria Vittoria’s father has left the village to find her a husband. He has taken his mule, a pack of food and a photograph of Maria. There are no eligible men in this valley, or the next one, and her father will not allow her to marry just anyone.Just as Fascism blooms in the country, the crops ripen, and the state demands babies – a new generation. There is much work to be done, and Maria faces a stony path, but one she will surely climb to the summit.
  • Elise Valmorbida

    Elise Valmorbida grew up Italian in Australia, but fell in love with London. She’s a designer, writer and teacher of creative writing. In recent years, she produced a feature film. Her fiction includes The Madonna of the Mountains, Matilde Waltzing, The TV President and The Winding Stick. Her non-fiction includes SAXON – The Making of a Guerrilla Film, and The Book of Happy Endings, now published in four languages and four continents.

“A bewitching, but entirely unsentimental portrait of one woman’s attempt to keep her family safe in turbulent times.”
- The Times, Book of the Month
“A brutal, brutalising portrait of war . . . Lushly written . . . Evocative.”
- Sunday Times

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The Madonna of The Mountains

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