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Popular fiction Strangers I Know

  • By Claudia Durastanti
  • Price: £12.99
  • ISBN: 9781913097837
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 18/07/2022 if you order today

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Every family has its own mythology, but in this family none of the myths match up. Claudia's mother says she met her husband when she stopped him from jumping off a bridge. Her father says it happened when he saved her from an attempted robbery.

Both parents are deaf but couldn't be more different; they can't even agree on how they met, much less who needed saving. Into this unlikely yet somehow inevitable union, our narrator is born. She comes of age with her brother in this strange, and increasingly estranged, household split between a small village in southern Italy and New York City.

Without even sign language in common - their parents have not bothered to teach them - family communications are chaotic and rife with misinterpretations. An outsider in every way, she longs for a freedom she's not even sure exists. Only books and punk rock - and a tumultuous relationship - begin to show her the way to create her own mythology, to construct her own version of the story of her life.

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Series Popular fiction Title Strangers I Know
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date February 2022 Authors Claudia Durastanti
Binding Paperback Pages 261
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 250
ESB Code 56472 ISBN 9781913097837
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 18/07/2022 if you order today
  Price £12.99

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