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Acciaio - Silvia Avallone
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9788817037631 (881703763X)
Publisher: Rizzoli
Pages no: 358
Edition language: Italian
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DubaiReader rated it
3.0 Atmospheric.
I listened to this book through Audible, on a few long haul flights but didn't really get the depth of it until I went back and listened again, filling in bits I'd missed. It's actually full of insights into life in a poor town in Italy, but it's a bit slow and didn't grab me on the first listen. ...
Books&Sweets rated it
3.0 Acciaio
Con tutto il rispetto per i premi che ha vinto e tutto il parlare che se ne è fatto, a me non è piaciuto e ho abbandonato la lettura dopo i primi 6 capitoli. Non tanto per il modo in cui è scritto, ma per i temi trattati, che sinceramente non suscitano il mio interesse. Anzi, sembra che la Avallone ...
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A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall rated it
Wow. Swimming to Elba was such a disheartening book. Incredibly well done, but a difficult read.This novel deals with so many overwhelming themes: poverty, drugs, sex, abuse. Whenever I thought some hope may be on the horizon, that hope was dashed. I felt compelled to read on and on, but I had a kno...
jenniferwaggonerhartling rated it
3.0 Swimming to Elba: A Novel
This book explores the transition from adolescence to adulthood in a gritty and emotional way. This transition is never easy, but it's especially hard for Anna and Francesca. They live in a poverty stricken town next to a dying steel mill.In Piombino, drug addiction is prevalent, abuse is frequent, ...
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc rated it
3.0 Swimming to Elba
Swimming to Elba by Silvia AvalloneISBN: 9780670023585 Difficult to find translations for the Italian phrases but you can get the gist of what's being said. This takes place in an Italian city. The slums, housing projects and the beach the children swim in is full of sewer. All the people that li...
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