Vita

New Einaudi edition, originally published by Rizzoli in 2003.

Premio Strega 2003
Globe & Mail Book of the Year
New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
Publishers Weekly Top Ten Books of the Year
International Prize Arcebispo Juan de San Clemente – Best Foreign Novel

Vita is an extraordinary novel. It makes you stop, think and wonder. And that is exactly what great literature should do.”
Publishers Weekly

“Commanding and moving… Full of pungent fictional details.”
The New Yorker

In April 1903, Diamante, age twelve, and Vita, age nine, are sent by their poor families in southern Italy to make a life for themselves in America. Theirs is an unforgettable love story, a riveting tale of immigrant survival and hope that takes them from the crime-ridden tenements of Little Italy to the brutal rail yards of the Midwest, on paths that cross with the Black Hand, Caruso, and Chaplin. It is a story that reaches across decades, to the son of Vita, who would travel as far as Italy to find his roots and the man who could have been his father.
In Vita, Melania G. Mazzucco also tells her own story of how she found Diamante and Vita in old photographs, documents, ship manifests, and the fading memories of her relatives, and from these fragments of the past imagined this gripping epic fiction of her family’s history.

Details +

Publication date: 18.03.2014
Publisher: Einaudi - Super ET
Number of Pages: 472
Country: Italy

Editions +
Vita Albas
Albania
1 October 2016
Vita Palomar
Denmark
21 February 2019
Vita Sulakauri Publishing
Georgia
1 May 2019
Vita L'Espresso
Italy
18 March 2017
Vita Il Sole 24 Ore
Italy
26 August 2011
Vita Rizzoli
Italy
12 February 2003
Vita Anagrama
Spain
11 June 2014
Vita Contempo
Sweden
1 June 2016
Foreign rights +

Foreign rights sold in
Albania: Albas
Canada: HarperCollins
Denmark: Forlaget Palomar
Finland: Avain
France: Flammarion, J’ai lu, Editions du Club
Georgia: Sulakauri
Germany: Knaus
Hungary: Európa
Israel: Schocken
Korea: Random House Corea
Romania: Polirom
Spain: Anagrama
Sweden: Norsteds, Contempo
The Netherlands and Belgium: Mouria
Turkey: Doğan Kitap
US and UK: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Picador

Audiovisual rights optioned

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