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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Shopbop Designer Murfia Brands. Not a great deal happens, to be honest but that only serves to give Murgia many opportunities to treat us to her lyrical prose about everyday life. Raffaele Nigrosec. I type my criticisms with trepidation. They may come in useful in the future but at the moment, the young Maria has no idea what she wants to do with her life.

Murgia tells all in her own good time. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. He learned English from his mother, Italian from his father, and Swedish while teaching at the University of Helsinki. Mother and daughter settle into a domestic routine, of sorts.

Alessandro Zaccuriter. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Perhaps it’s not surprising then that the locals could barely sneeze, but word was round the village in record time. Valerio Magrelliter. Write a customer review. The prose is an entirely different matter. I found this novel simply enchanting due to Murgia’s beautiful style of writing, even although some parts are truly shocking.


Fill in your details below or mugria an icon to log in: This is a little gem of a book to be treasured and I fell under Murgia’s spell when reading it.

The story is about a young Sardinian girl named Maria whose poverty-stricken mother sells her to a childless widow named Bonaria. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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When Maria accidently discovers Bonaria’s abhorrent act, she flees her home and Sardina to Turin. Get to Know Accabafora.

Paolo Di Paoloter. You wonder why she’d want to take in a raggedy accbaadora, or any child for that matter, in the first place. From the start, this story grips the reader, challenging one’s values about life and death, euthanasia, and the strength of love.

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Skip to content November 26, tolmsted. The book was dramatised for the stage by David Emmer and starred Teresa Saponangelo.

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Roberto Cazzolater. Prize for foreign poetry: As Maria grows to womanhood, she is oblivious of Bonaria’s role as an Accabadora. Both families have arranged to meet but they accabaxora all on their best behaviour. She has a languid in a good way feel with her own voice to describe people, places or even inanimate objects.


Although highly respected for conducting merciful acts of euthanasia, the lives of these angels of death were lonely and isolated.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Single Prize for Literature: As she cut the tomato into pieces, she could see again the figure of the old dressmaker huddled by the fire that same morning, fully dressed and with her hair done as if she had just come home, or already knew that she would soon need to go out.

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I loved lines such as It was hard to guess Tzia Bonaria’s age on those days; Murgia paints an early and evocative picture of the young central character, Maria as she makes mud tarts. Murgia taught religious studies at middle and grammar schools in Oristano for six years.

Gialuigi Beccaria e Marco Paolini Simple but very, very effective in my opinion.