The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna

A Novel
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (16.95 hours)
Product Number: Z100144005
Released: May 07, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062917614
Narrator/s: Lisa Flanagan
Publisher: HarperAudio
Please log in to view pricing

Description

For Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life. Stella's childhood is full of strange, life-threatening incidents-moments where ordinary situations like cooking eggplant or feeding the pigs inexplicably take lethal turns. Even Stella's own mother is convinced that her daughter is cursed or haunted. In her rugged Italian village, Stella is considered an oddity-beautiful and smart, insolent and cold. Stella uses her peculiar toughness to protect her slower, plainer baby sister Tina from life's harshest realities. But she also provokes the ire of her father Antonio: a man who demands subservience from women and whose greatest gift to his family is his absence. When the Fortunas emigrate to America on the cusp of World War II, Stella and Tina must come of age side-by-side in a hostile new world with strict expectations for each of them. Soon Stella learns that her survival is worthless without the one thing her family will deny her at any cost: her independence. In present-day Connecticut, one family member tells this heartrending story, determined to understand the persisting rift between the now-elderly Stella and Tina. A richly told debut, The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna is a tale of family transgressions as ancient and twisted as the olive branch that could heal them.

x-large
Author(s): Juliet Grames
Original Publish Date: May 07, 2019

You can find this title in the following lists:

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Author(s): Juliet Grames
Narrator(s): Lisa Flanagan
Product Number DD44065
Released: May 07, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982657673
eBook
x-large
Author(s): Juliet Grames
Product Number EB00734211
Released: May 07, 2019
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: #9780062862846

Sign up for our email newsletter