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Sworn virgin- Signed First Edition

£9.99

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Sworn Virgin -Signed First -Translated from the original Italian by Clarissa Botsford.
Elvira Dones tackles cultural and gender disorientation and identity while seamlessly expanding upon immigrant and emigrant status and the multiple levels of transition. Mark's decision to shake off her oath after fourteen years and to re-appropriate what is left of Hana's body and mind by moving to the United States creates a powerful rupture.
The transition to a new life as a woman striving to shed the burden of her virginity is fraught with challenges, and the first-generation assimilated cousins with whom Hana tentatively undertakes her new life make her task no easier.
Sworn Virgin is the first novel Elvira Dones wrote in Italian. She adds her voice to the burgeoning new generation of "blended" Italians, who deliberately adopt a "dirty" immigrant/exile approach to their language. According to Albanian tradition, if there are no male heirs, a woman can "choose" to become a man-and enjoy the associated freedoms-as long as she swears herself to virginity for life.

This copy is in immaculate condition throughout. There is a small mark to the page edge. The inner pages are clean and bright. There is some very slight, barely noticeable creasing to some of the early pages.

Item details

Condition:
Fine
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1908276347
ISBN-13:
9781908276346
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
And Other Stories

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Sworn Virgin -Signed First -Translated from the original Italian by Clarissa Botsford.
Elvira Dones tackles cultural and gender disorientation and identity while seamlessly expanding upon immigrant and emigrant status and the multiple levels of transition. Mark's decision to shake off her oath after fourteen years and to re-appropriate what is left of Hana's body and mind by moving to the United States creates a powerful rupture.
The transition to a new life as a woman striving to shed the burden of her virginity is fraught with challenges, and the first-generation assimilated cousins with whom Hana tentatively undertakes her new life make her task no easier.
Sworn Virgin is the first novel Elvira Dones wrote in Italian. She adds her voice to the burgeoning new generation of "blended" Italians, who deliberately adopt a "dirty" immigrant/exile approach to their language. According to Albanian tradition, if there are no male heirs, a woman can "choose" to become a man-and enjoy the associated freedoms-as long as she swears herself to virginity for life.

This copy is in immaculate condition throughout. There is a small mark to the page edge. The inner pages are clean and bright. There is some very slight, barely noticeable creasing to some of the early pages.

Condition:
Fine
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1908276347
ISBN-13:
9781908276346
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
And Other Stories

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