Listen to My Voice

By Susanna Tamaro

First released with the identify Ascolta los angeles mia voce in 2006 by means of RCS Libri S.p.A., Milan

Marta is raised through her grandmother in her condo in Trieste, a secure haven of reports, books and appeal. She is familiar with that her mom died while she was once younger, and he or she believes that her father is a Turkish prince. yet, as she grows older and this fairy story disintegrates, Marta feels in basic terms anger in the direction of her grandmother for withholding information regarding her parents.

When her grandmother dies, Marta is on my own on the planet. in the future, within the dusty attic, she unearths a field belonging to her mom which can support to discover her personal earlier. With clues present in her mother's magazine and a worn picture, Marta comes to a decision to trace down her father, who she believes should be alive. Feeling the necessity to get away her grandmother's condominium, that's populated through secrets and techniques, Marta embarks on a trip to Israel, looking what's left of her mother's relatives in an try to make experience of the place she got here from.

Written as a tender woman's narrative addressed to the reminiscence of her grandmother, hearken to My Voice...

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