Melania G. Mazzucco

Melania G. Mazzucco
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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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Vita

Melania G. Mazzucco; Translated by Virginia Jewiss
Picador

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice In April 1903, Diamante, age twelve, and Vita, age nine, are sent by their poor families in southern Italy...


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