From the Land of the Moon by Milena Agus

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About Milena Agus

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About the AuthorMilena Agus was a finalist for the Strega and Campiello prizes, and was awarded the prestigious Zerilli-Marimò prize for From the Land of the Moon, which went on to become an international bestseller. It is her first novel. Agus lives in Cagliari, Sardinia.About the TranslatorAnn Goldstein is an editor at The New Yorker. For Europa Editions, she has translated three novels by Elena Ferrante, The Worst Intentions by Alessandro Piperno, and Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio by Amara Lakhous. She is currently editing the complete works of Primo Levi, a project for which she received a Guggenheim Fellowship Award.
 
Published December 28, 2010 by Europa. 108 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Taken to cutting herself and writing passionate love poems to the local boys, the emotional beauty at the center of this brief but powerful debut struggles mightily to find happiness in the traditional island village she calls home.

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In her debut novel, Agus follows the fortunes of a Sardinian woman whose adventures begin as WWII comes to an end;

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“Never mind about Cagliari, about the dark, narrow streets of Castello that unexpectedly opened to a sea of light, never mind about the flowers she had planted that would flood the terrace of Via Manno with color, never mind about the laundry hanging out in the mistral.

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And be sure to catch Shelf Awareness publisher Jenn Risko on Wednesday, December 29, live at 8 p.m. Eastern on Book TV on C-Span 2, where she and Sam Tanenhaus discuss "the notable books, bestsellers and publishing industry stories of 2010."

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for Toller (based on Ernst Toller, the prominent left-wing playwright), the plight against the Nazis embodies his entire life’s purpose.

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