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Left Handed Dreams
When Martina Satriano flies to Italy for her mother's funeral, she has not been home in years. Now a New York City professor, Martina recalls her childhood when she worked as a chef to support her family. She remembers events she hasn't thought of in decades: being born left-handed and trained to use her right hand, and the affair she had with a young man named Costantino ...more
Published December 26th 2000 by Delphinium
(first published 1996)
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Unusual first-person, philosophical book about an Italian professor now living and cooking (tasty-sounding recipes) in New York City who examines her life and particularly her dreams in terms of being retrained to be right-handed when she was a child in Italy and how that affected her. While I found it fairly compelling and thoughtful, there is very little action. The book was translated by the author.
Francesca Duranti is the author of eight critically acclaimed novels and the winner of several of Italy’s most prestigious literary awards. She lives in New York City and Lucca, Italy.More about Francesca Duranti...