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The Resource Catina's haircut : a novel in stories, Paola Corso, (electronic resource)

Catina's haircut : a novel in stories, Paola Corso, (electronic resource)

Label
Catina's haircut : a novel in stories
Title
Catina's haircut
Title remainder
a novel in stories
Statement of responsibility
Paola Corso
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Here are important stories of loss and retrieval in an Italian family. Because of Paola Corso's clear writing, we become witnesses to the courageous and undeniably Italian struggle of the last century's immigrants and consequently to that constant spark of human spirit in all people."--Gioia Timpanelli, author of What Makes a Child Lucky
  • Catina's Haircut spans four generations of a peasant family in the brutal poverty of post-Unification southern Italy and in an immigrant's United States. The women ill these tales dare to cross boundaries by discovering magical leaps inherent in the landscape, in themselves, and in the stories they tell and retell of family tragedy at a time apolitical unrest. Through an oral tradition embedded in the stone a memory and the How of its reinvention, their passionate tale of resistance and transformation courses forward into new generations in a new world
  • A woman threatens to join the land reform struggle in her Calabrian hill town, against her husband's will, during a call for revolution in 1919. A brother and sister turn to the village sorceress in Fascist Italy to bring rain to their father's drought-stricken farm. In Pittsburgh, new immigrants witness a miraculous rescue during the Great Flood of 1936. A young girl courageously drives into the Allegheny River to save her grandfather's only memento oldie old country. With only broken English to guide her, a widow hops a bus in search of live chickens to cook for Faster dinner in her husband's memory. An aging woman in the title story, "Catina's Haircut," is on a quest to cut the ankle-length hair as hard as the rocks soil of Calabria in a drought. A lonely woman who survived World War II bombings in her close-knit village struggles to find community as a recent immigrant. A daughter visits her mother's hill town to try and fulfill a wish for her to see the Fata town Morgana. These haunting images permeate Corso's linked stories of loss, hope, struggle, and freedom. --Book Jacket
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Corso, Paola
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italians
  • Immigrants
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)
  • Calabria (Italy)
Label
Catina's haircut : a novel in stories, Paola Corso, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • The rise and fall of Antonio Del Negro
  • St. Odo's curse
  • Hell and high water
  • Giorgio's green felt hat
  • Jesus behind bars
  • Catina's haircut
  • Flash light
  • Mirage
Control code
ocn671940450
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 103 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299248437
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786612764158
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671940450
Label
Catina's haircut : a novel in stories, Paola Corso, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • The rise and fall of Antonio Del Negro
  • St. Odo's curse
  • Hell and high water
  • Giorgio's green felt hat
  • Jesus behind bars
  • Catina's haircut
  • Flash light
  • Mirage
Control code
ocn671940450
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 103 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299248437
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786612764158
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671940450

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