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Juliet Grames presents The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna

May 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

In her rugged Italian village, Stella is considered an oddity—beautiful and smart, insolent and cold. Stella uses her peculiar toughness to protect her slower, plainer baby sister Tina from life’s harshest realities. But she also provokes the ire of her father Antonio: a man who demands subservience from women and whose greatest gift to his family is his absence. When the Fortunas emigrate to America on the cusp of World War II, Stella and Tina must come of age side-by-side in a hostile new world with strict expectations for each of them. Soon Stella learns that her survival is worthless without the one thing her family will deny her at any cost: her independence.
In present-day Connecticut, one family member tells this heartrending story, determined to understand the persisting rift between the now-elderly Stella and Tina. A richly told debut, The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna is a tale of family transgressions as ancient and twisted as the olive branch that could heal them.

Juliet Grames was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and grew up in a tight-knit Italian-American family. A book editor, she has spent the last decade at Soho Press, where she is associate publisher and curator of the Soho Crime imprint. This is her first novel.

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Date:
May 18, 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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McIntyre’s Books
Phone:
919-542-3030
Email:
books@fearrington.com
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McIntyre’s Books
2000 Fearrington Village Center
Pittsboro, 27312 United States
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919-542-3030
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