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Accabadora

by Michela Murgia

In Sardinia’s traditional culture an ‘Accabadora’ is the secret, revered position of an angel of mercy that responds to a family’s plea. In this beautiful, poignant and powerful novel, Maria believes she is the adopted daughter of a seamstress, until she finds out the truth. This is an emotional tale which challenged my perceptions about euthanasia, and the issues surrounding the people left behind.

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Bonaria heard him with steely eyes. Despite her fondness for Nicola, her bony ringless hands showed him no pity, locked together like a ball of wool ready for use. Her voice had become as cold as the surrounding air, as if the old woman had turned herself into a bracing draught to freshen the unhealthy atmosphere in the room.

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