The empire of dirt : a novel
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Contributors
Oklap, Ekin, translator.
Published
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2022].
Status
Shirlington - Adult Fiction
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Published
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2022].
Format
Book
Physical Desc
190 pages ; 21 cm
Street Date
2207
Language
English

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Originally published in Italian as L'impero della polvere.
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"In this captivating English-language debut, three generations of women must face their secrets and regrets when an old family curse awakens. There has always been tension in the "blind house," where Valentina lives with her mother and grandmother in the Italian countryside. Valentina's pious grandmother often hints at a family curse, and Valentina's mother scoffs at superstition; it's one of many points of friction between them, and one of the battlegrounds on which they fight to control Valentina's upbringing. But in the summer of 1996, when Valentina is twelve, she gets her period for the first time-and the curse suddenly becomes frighteningly real. Blood leaks from the walls; the house and farm are overrun with frogs; the kitchen crawls with flies. Valentina is certain that she is the cause of this cascading apocalypse, that she has brought catastrophe to the house and its inhabitants. In this propulsive coming-of-age novel, of mother-daughter relationships and painful family legacies, the events of one terrifying, transformative summer cast a long shadow"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Manfredi, F., & Oklap, E. (2022). The empire of dirt: a novel . W.W. Norton & Company, Inc..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Manfredi, Francesca, 1988- and Ekin, Oklap. 2022. The Empire of Dirt: A Novel. W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Manfredi, Francesca, 1988- and Ekin, Oklap. The Empire of Dirt: A Novel W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Manfredi, Francesca, and Ekin Oklap. The Empire of Dirt: A Novel W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2022.

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