Sono schegge, frammenti, quelli tra cui si muove Alina Strada mentre si prepara a lasciare per sempre Casa Rossa, la masseria nella campagna pugliese appartenuta alla sua famiglia per oltre sessant’anni: le schegge e i frammenti abbandonati lì dalle quattro donne che hanno amato o odiato quella casa, scegliendola come rifugio o vivendola come prigione. E tocca proprio a lei, la più giovane, sfidare il silenzio e l’oblio, cercando di ricostruire il quadro e dando voce alle domande che per decenni sono rimaste in sospeso: sulla bellissima e misteriosa nonna Renée; su Alba, la madre difficile, e su Isabella, la sorella maggiore capace di scelte estreme. Attraverso il racconto di Alina, tutto, dolorosamente, riemerge, a tracciare non soltanto la vita e le finzioni della famiglia Strada, ma anche la storia e gli inganni del nostro Paese, dagli anni Trenta ai giorni nostri.
- ISBN: 8850237847
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 392
- Data di uscita: 23-10-2014
This is not a story about what we know, nor about what we have.This story is about what gets lost on the way. Francesca Marciano’s Casa Rossa , published in 2002, returned me to the world of the Classic novel, where sweeping, important, astonishing stories are told without stylistic pretense. Casa Ros Leggi tutto
” ..quando meno te l’aspetti, la verità viene a galla e, a quel punto, tutte le impalcature che ci hai costruito sopra crollano in un colpo solo.” “Casa Rossa” è una masseria che il nonno di Alina – voce narrante- compra negli anni ’30. Mentre svuota i cassetti e gli armadi di questa casa, ormai pros Leggi tutto
After reading a novel like this and others I have read this year, for example, the Goldfinch, I do not understand why there should even be any debate about the death of the novel. Based on my reading experience novels and novelists are alive and and healthy, apparently doing quite well in the old ar Leggi tutto
I want to write at her caliber one day.
I'm not sure if it was because I lack sufficient knowledge on politics in Italy or if it was the cool and reserved tone, but I never felt fully engaged with this novel. I wanted to care about Alina and Isa and Alba because I sensed that I should, but mostly this just left me feeling restless and agi Leggi tutto
Oh this book was wonderful and unexpected in the best ways. I already loved Marciano and now I am officially obsessed.
Francesca Marciano is indeed my favorite writer. After discovering her in Rules of the Wild, I am so lucky to have found another title of hers, Casa Rossa. I am so interested in her writings that I immediately started off with this book after purchasing it. I consider Francesca Marciano as a high-cal Leggi tutto
I like that the story's main characters were women. Women who cared, loved, rebelled, learned, taught and hurt. It is often said that you can't trust the narrator but here I did, completely. Because she didn't hide her own weaknesses and faults. As much as the story is about secrets, unanswered ques Leggi tutto
I guess I thought this was going to be a different KIND of book from what it was. But even after I "got" it, I thought it was a little draggy. I did like learning more about the political situation in Italy. I liked an insight into how one sister could become radicalized to the point where violence
I honestly tried getting into this book, but it was so slow. I read about 100 pages and decided that I didn't really care what had happened to any of the characters. They all had annoying features, that if in reality, probably wouldn't bug me, but since I had so much time with them, it was all I cou Leggi tutto
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