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Melania G. Mazzucco

Melania G. Mazzucco was born in Rome in 1966. She earned a degree in Italian literature from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and a degree in cinema from the Experimental Center for Cinematography. In addition to her four novels, she has written award-winning works for the cinema, theater, and radio. Vita was awarded the 2003 Strega Prize, Italy's leading literary award.

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Limbo

Melania G. Mazzucco; Translated from the Italian by Virginia Jewiss

A moving but unsentimental examination of one woman’s life as she navigates life after warIt’s Christmas Eve and twenty-seven-year-old Manuela Paris is returning...

Available 11/04/2014Pre-Order

Vita

Melania G. Mazzucco; Translated by Virginia Jewiss

In April 1903, the steamship Republic spills more than two thousand immigrants onto Ellis Island. Among them are Diamante, age twelve, and Vita, nine, sent by their poor families in southern...

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