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The missing word / Concita De Gregorio ; translated from the Italian by Clarissa Botsford.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781609457624
  • ISBN: 1609457625
  • Physical Description: 131 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Europa editions, 2022.

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General Note:
Translated from the Italian.
Summary, etc.:
Irina's life with her husband and her twin daughters is orderly. An Italian living in Switzerland, she works as a lawyer. One day, something breaks. The marriage ends without apparent trauma, but on a weekend seemingly like any other, the girls' father takes Alessia and Livia away with him. They disappear. A few days later the man takes his own life. Of the girls, there is no trace. Concita De Gregorio takes the unadorned, terrible facts of this true story and embodies the protagonist's voice. In a narrative that is fast and urgent, she unravels these traumatic events to tell the story of a mother bereft of her children - a state for which there is no word. The Missing Word delves deep into Irina's thoughts and memories as she grasps at the shreds of truth and, piece by piece, stitches her life back together.
Subject: Divorced mothers > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Missing children > Fiction.
Suicide > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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  • 5 of 7 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at De Soto.


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