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This is an auction for TWO BOOKS BY TREZZA AZZOPARDI.

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"In Cardiff, Wales, in the 1960s, a young girl comes of age as her family and their luck disintegrate. Dolores is the last born in a family of five girls. Her father, Frankie, is part owner of a cafe, but he is a gambler who bets his share of the cafe and the family home in one evening's card game. The novel moves back and forth in time, at one point to before Dolores' birth to describe how her mother and father meet and try to mesh their hopes into reality. As their luck slides downward, the mother, Mary, goes mentally downhill. Meanwhile, Frankie looks to his daughters to change his life by "giving" one daughter away to a wealthy mafioso and pushing another into marriage with a much older, also wealthy, widower. Azzopardi's novel stands as a testament to learning to survive childhood when parents are not up to the job and you're among the down-and-out."
- Booklist (US)

"Readers will be riveted by this brilliant psychological prose poem of a family united only in helplessness and despair, in a poverty-stricken corner of the world rarely evoked in fiction."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

From Wikipedia:

"Trezza Azzopardi (born 1961) was born in Cardiff. She studied creative writing at the University of East Anglia, and currently works as a lecturer there. Her first novel, The Hiding Place, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2000 (a significant accomplishment, since first novels are not often shortlisted for the Booker). Her second novel, "Remember Me", was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year.

These are paperbacks in good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect these books from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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