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Bloodlines

by Marcello Fois

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Bloodlines Synopsis

When Giuseppe Mundula first sees Michele Angelo Chironi across the corridor of a Sardinian orphanage, the reserved blacksmith realises he has found the son and heir he never knew he needed. And when, a few years later, Michele himself looks down from a church rooftop and sees the beautiful Mercede, the quiet orphan realises he has found the woman he will marry. So begins Marcello Fois' magisterial domestic epic of the lives and loves of the Chironi family, as they struggle through war and fascism. Deftly endowing familial horrors with mythical resonance, Fois creates a Dantesque triptych that inscribes the history of twentieth-century Sardinia onto a single misbegotten household.

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ISBN: 9781848667945
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Publisher: MacLehose Press an imprint of Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848667945
Publication date: 2nd July 2015
Author: Marcello Fois
Publisher: MacLehose Press an imprint of Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction in translation,

About Marcello Fois

Marcello Fois was born in Sardinia in 1960 and is one of a gifted group of writers called 'Group 13', who explore the cultural roots of their various regions. He writes for the theatre, television and cinema, and is the author several novels, including The Advocate (2003). Silvester Mazzarella is a translator of Italian and Swedish literature. He lives in Canterbury.

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