Arturo's Island by Elsa Morante
A Novel (Italia Series)

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ON A SMALL ISLAND in the Tyrrhenian Sea there lives a boy as innocent as a seabird. Arturo's mother is dead; his father away. Black-clad women care for him, give him the freedom to come and go as he likes. Then the father returns with a new wife, Nunziata, a girl barely older than Arturo. At first hatred and contempt are all the boy feels for his stepmother. In time, Arturo and Nunziata re-create the tragedy and passion that are as old as the history of men and women.

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Arturo's Island is the second of ELSA MORANTE'S four novels. Her renowned novel about World War II, History, is also available from Steerforth.
Published January 1, 1991 by MACMILLAN EDUCATION AUSTRALIA. 384 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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