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Milena Agus

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Milena Agus

Milena Agus was a finalist for the Strega and Campiello prizes, and was awarded the prestigious Zerilli-Marimò prize for Mal di petra (From the Land of the Moon). It is her first novel. Agus lives in Cagliari, Sardinia.  

 

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  • I do have more to say about this book.  More than "wow."  But honestly.  Wow. In her novel, From the Land of the Moon, Milena Agus wrote an ending that made me say "wow" out loud.  It's simply brilliant.  One of the best endings I've ever read. I so wish I could tell...
    — Sep 18 2012
  • BRIEFLY NOTED   From the Land of the Moon, by Milena Agus, translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein (Europa; $15).   This spare, fable-like novella tells the story of three generations of a Sardinian family, centering on an eccentric woman, referred...
    — May 2 2011
  • Tad Deffler reviews From the Land of the Moon for Belletrista   @font-face { font-family: "Times"; }@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }@font-face { font-family: "Garamond Premr Pro"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size:...
    — Apr 5 2011
  • In Milena Agus' best-selling Italian novel, newly available in English, a woman remembers her wildly romantic grandmother, who dreamed of love and found compromise in Agus' home of Sardinia. Slim but powerful, it conjures up the spirit of Roberto Rossellini. See the original...
    — Jan 10 2011
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    — Dec 28 2010
  • Discoveries by Susan Salter Reynolds @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }@font-face { font-family: "Garamond"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }a:link, span.MsoHyperlink...
    — Dec 26 2010
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    — Nov 8 2010
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    — Nov 8 2010

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