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By Michela Murgia, Silvester Mazzarella

The award profitable Accabadora is an outstanding English-language debut, written with interesting subtlety reflecting a sensual photo of neighborhood Italian existence and dying in villages in the course of the 1950's. A time the place relatives ties and tasks nonetheless make a decision a lot of life's ebb and move. A needs to learn in case you love a marginally of the unusual.

Formerly attractive and at one time betrothed to a fallen soldier, Bonaria Urrai has an extended held covenant with the lifeless. Midwife to the loss of life, easing their soreness and infrequently finishing it, she is respected and feared in equivalent degree because the village's Accabadora. while Bonaria adopts Maria, the unloved fourth baby of a widow, she attempts to safeguard the lady from the reality approximately her function as an angel of mercy. Moved by way of the pleas of a tender guy crippled in an twist of fate, she breaks her golden rule of familial consent, and within the recriminations that keep on with, Maria rejects her and flees Sardinia for Turin. Adrift within the titanic urban, Maria strives as ever to discover love and reputation, yet her efforts are overshadowed by way of the creeping wisdom of a debt unpaid, of an obligation and future that needs to someday be hers.

Accabadora has been offered seven significant literary prizes, together with Italy's prestigious Premio Campiello.

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Nella camera c’era la sola luce dell’abat-jour sul comodino accanto al letto, ma bastava a disegnare ombre informi sul capo scheletrico del vecchio che giaceva tra le coperte, con il viso sollevato da due guanciali. L’uomo pareva dormire. – Da quanto tempo è così? – chiese l’accabadora, accostandosi al letto. Gli altri si disposero spontaneamente attorno. – Otto mesi alla prossima settimana. Ma due anni in tutto, considerando quando potevamo metterlo seduto. qxp 52 30-03-2009 11:13 Pagina 52 michela murgia Parlava solo la donna, e ogni tanto scambiava un’occhiata con il marito e i fratelli.

Nel giro di pochi minuti le sorelle Listru e tutti i Bastìu erano davanti al muretto a sentirne il pianto, dimentichi che c’era una vigna da spogliare prima del tramonto. Bonacatta si teneva prudentemente a qualche passo di distanza, sussultando a ogni gemito che proveniva dalle pietre nere, mentre Regina e Giulia si limitavano a guardare in silenzio, indirizzando occhiate ansiose verso Salvatore Bastìu e la moglie. I due discutevano, fissando il muro perplessi. – È qualche anima in penitenza, – ipotizzò Giannina Bastìu segnandosi piamente, – requiemeternadonaeiusdomine… Al muro sfuggì in risposta un singhiozzo acuto.

Le sorelle Listru lavorarono quasi senza sosta, alternandosi i compiti per dar vita al miracolo di un esercito di capigliette ricamate di zucchero come trine, chili di tiliccas gonfie di saba, cesti colmi di aranzada dal profumo speziato, scatole di latta piene di croccanti bamboline di zucchero, e centinaia di rotondi gueffus di mandorle, avvolti uno per uno a caramella nella carta velina bianca sfrangiata all’estremità come le torri guelfe. Nella casa non c’era una stanza che avesse un punto d’appoggio libero, e per andare a dormire Giulia e Regina dovevano spostare dai letti i cestini pieni di dolci già pronti, addormentandosi nella fragranza lieve dell’acqua dei fiori d’arancio.

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