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Distant Fathers By Marina Jarre, Ann Goldstein (Translator) Cover Image
By Marina Jarre, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
ISBN: 9781939931948
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: New Vessel Press - June 22nd, 2021

A Memoir of facism, childhood, and then motherhood in early 20th century Italy, written in a unique, pointillist style made famous (relatively speaking) by the stylings of Annie Ernaux or the fiction of Renata Adler. Jarre's speciality is writing the unspoken peculiarities of childhood. Read the first paragraph and tell me you wouldn't read 200 pages of Jarre's work. An immense story of a life. 

Review by Spencer R.