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Popular fiction 70 % Acrylic 30 % Wool

  • By Viola Di Grado
  • Price: £9.99
  • ISBN: 9781609450779
  • Availability: Out of stock - publisher cannot give date. If very urgent, please contact us at direct@esb.co.uk

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"Winner - "Campiello First Novel Award;"Finalist" - The Strega Prize for Fiction. Camelia is a young Italian woman who lives with her mother in Leeds, a city where it is always December and winter has been underway for such a long time that nobody is old enough to have seen what came before. She's dropped out of university and translates instruction manuals for an Italian washing machine manufacturer; her mother, Livia Mega, once a renowned flautist, spends her days inside taking photographs of holes she finds in the house. Camelia and her mother communicate in a language of their own invention, in which words play no part. The lives of these two women have been undone by a calamity in their recent past, and there seems little or no possibility of ever finding their way back to a normal life. But one day Camelia meets Wen, a local shop owner. To win Camelia's affections, Wen begins teaching her Chinese ideograms. Through this new language of signs and subtle variations Camelia learns to see the world anew and, in it, a chance for renewal. Stylistically innovative, linguistically thrilling, "70% Acrylic, 30% Wool" announces the arrival of an exceptional new talent. A most unusual love story, one as unpredictable as the human heart itself, "70% Acrylic, 30% Wool" is funny at times, bittersweet at others. It will find admirers among readers of Karen Russell and Jennifer Egan.

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Series Popular fiction Title 70 % Acrylic 30 % Wool
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date January 2013 Authors Viola Di Grado
Binding Paperback Pages 208
Size(mm) 135x210 Weight (gms) 264
ESB Code 55350 ISBN 9781609450779
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - publisher cannot give date. If very urgent, please contact us at direct@esb.co.uk
  Price £9.99

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