The Madonna of The Mountains

Elise Valmorbida
AUD $19.99
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WINNER OF THE 2019 VICTORIAN PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION - ‘A triumph of a literary novel that shifts in unexpected, utterly fascinating ways.’

1923, north-eastern Italy: Maria Vittoria's father has left the village to find her a husband. He has taken his mule, a pack of food and a photograph of Maria. There are no eligible men in this valley, or the next one, and her father will not allow her to marry just anyone.

Just as Fascism blooms in the country, the crops ripen, and the state demands babies - a new generation. There is much work to be done, and Maria faces a stony path, but one she will surely climb to the summit.

‘A stirring tale of adversity and endurance spanning a quarter of a century ... fans of historical novels will be charmed by all the carefully researched details of rustic Italian life.’ -  Herald Scotland 

Author bio:

Elise Valmorbida grew up Italian in Australia, but fell in love with London. She's a designer, writer and teacher of creative writing. In recent years, she produced a feature film. Her fiction includes Matilde Waltzing, The TV President and The Winding Stick. Her non-fiction includes SAXON - The Making of a Guerrilla Film, and The Book of Happy Endings, now published in four languages and four continents.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571336340
Awards: Winner Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction 2019 Australia
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: February 2019
Page Extent: 384
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Fiction & related items

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