Bloodlines (Paperback)
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Bloodlines (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 02/07/2015
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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.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781848667945
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 229 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 22 mm


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Fois' descriptive prose is lavish, powerfully evoking time and place. It's as if nature is possessed of a richness of expression that humans have yet to acquire . . . Mazzarella's translation is flawless - Jethro Souter, Independent

His poetic style is reminiscent of classics such as Manzoni's The Betrothed and Lampedusa's The Leopard - David Platzer, Tablet

Written with a lyrical, poetic flair, it's an affecting tale of the brutal realities that make life so hard but also those things that make the struggle worthwhile. - Glasgow Herald

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“Beautiful debut!”

Sarah Wimbush's 'Bloodlines' is a bold and beautiful debut. It encapsulates the feeling of history and tradition; there is a sense of 'otherness' about it, along with enough wit to keep the... More

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“Eye opening”

Really interesting to discover the depth of a culture I know so little about. And to be able to do so through such wonderful writing was a real treat! As a linguist I particularly enjoyed Mother Tongue and the... More

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