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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.

Melania G. Mazzucco

Limbo

Melania G. Mazzucco; Translated from the Italian by Virginia Jewiss
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A moving but unsentimental examination of one woman's life as she navigates life after war

It's Christmas Eve and twenty-seven-year-old Manuela Paris is returning home...

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Vita

Melania G. Mazzucco; Translated by Virginia Jewiss
Picador
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 to make a life...

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