Accabadora. Synopsis: Formerly beautiful and at one time betrothed to a fallen soldier, Bonaria Urrai has long held covenant with the dead. Michela Murgia, trans. from the italian by Silvester Mazzarella. of the Mediterranean isle, Bonaria is known as the accabadora, a word drawn. Buy Accabadora by Michela Murgia, Silvester Mazzarella from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic.

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As Maria grows to womanhood, she is oblivious of Bonaria’s role as an Accabadora. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.


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Michela Murgia was born in Cabras, Sardinia on July 3, It ends when she loses her job and is a bit too conveniently summoned home to care for the dying Bonaria. Simple but very, very effective in my opinion. Maurizio Cucchiter. Mario Fortunatosec. If you murgix a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This amounts to not adcabadora more than a strange interlude with little connection to the overall narrative. The prose is an entirely different matter.

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The family refuses to consent, but the young man’s pleas grow more desperate until he finally convinces Bonaria to perform her act of mercy, going against his family’s wishes. You are commenting using your Twitter account.


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Special award of the President: From beginning to end, this novel will move you, fill you with questions, and make you laugh and cry. Paolo Di Paoloter. On one hand — life is uneven, messy and essentially just a string of random events. But this innocent activity is about to come to an abrupt halt. This was a satire on the telemarketing call centre, highlighting the economic exploitation accabadira psychological manipulation of its accabaora.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Murgiq Edition Verified Purchase. Adrift in the big city, Maria strives as ever to find love and acceptance, but her efforts are overshadowed by the creeping knowledge of a debt unpaid, of a duty and destiny that must one day be hers. In this case a book that I can recommend everybody to read who is interesting in Mediterranean life stile in the old days with a very special story.

Mkrgia are commenting using your WordPress. Bonaria hopes that Maria will settle well into her new home which is completely different from her old one.

Edoardo Albinatisec. But she tries to remain aloof of it all. In the regional elections of February[4] she stood as a candidate as part of the Possible Sardinia coalition.

Midwife to the dying, easing their suffering and sometimes ending it, she is revered and feared in equal measure as the village’s Accabadora. Accabadora has been awarded seven major literary prizes, including Italy’s prestigious Premio Campiello. Does she miss the noisy chatter with her siblings? When Maria accidently discovers Bonaria’s abhorrent act, she flees her home and Sardina to Turin. Silvester Mazzarella is a translator of Italian and Swedish literature.


A young girl is adopted by an accabadora, a profession unacceptable in our modern society yet at the end of the novel one’ opinion may very well be sympathetic if not in complete agreement with it’s practice.

Single Prize for Literature: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I quickly warmed to both the story and the storyteller. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. She was once betrothed, but her fiance died in World War II. It is no surprise that it has won numerous prestigious literary awards, has been translated into numerous languages, and is an international bestseller. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

How she finds out and reacts is the climactic moment of the story. The ancient setting of Sardinia weaves a mood throughout the story, bringing to life the culture and simplicity of life.