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The homecoming party, Carmine Abate ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar

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The homecoming party, Carmine Abate ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
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eng
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fiction
Main title
The homecoming party
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619210954
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Carmine Abate ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
Summary
We long for homecomings, yet all too often reality betrays our hopes. So it is for Marco, whose life in southern Italy is measured in long waits for his father Tullios returns, and punctuated by the times they spend hunting together. As happy as those interludes are, Marco always dreads the morning Tullio will vanish again into his m̌igr ̌workers life building roads in France and Germany. Part of a group of kids who wander the beautiful countryside, Marco is nine when he stumbles upon a secret about his sister, Elisa, a college student. It binds them together in complicit silence, causing a buzzing in his head when he thinks about it. The boy becomes finally clear and light when Tullio surprises his son, whos been ill, by returning early for a holiday vacation and bringing to a head the familys collusion about Elisa as the two sit among m̌igr ̌workers by the Christmas bonfire burning memories . . . . in a collective reckoning up. Alternating voices tell this mesmerizing coming-of-age tale about hard economic choices by an award-winning Italian writer

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