Margherita Dolce Vita

Margherita Dolce Vita

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Fourteen-year-old Margherita tries to break her family's new love of modern technology and high-tech excesses and go back to their simpler, more frugal ways.

Blackwell North Amer
Margherita Dolce Vita is a young girl who knows how to observe the world. A heart slightly on the blink and a few pounds too many are enough to add sting and irony to her natural cleverness. She sympathizes affectionately with her family's peculiarities, and eagerly loses herself in the large meadows near her house, final ramparts of a countryside that has been contaminated by the city, and home to her invisible friend, the Dust Girl. Then out of nowhere, like a ghost in the night, a black glass cube appears in front of Margherita's house surrounded by an aseptic fake garden and a tall hedge. The Del Benes have arrived, bearers of "the new," of the blessed joys of consumption. Friends or fiends? Margherita's family falls under a kind of dark spell to which nobody is immune. A cloud of mysterious reprisals seems to gather around anyone who poses resistance to this celebration of well being, of goods, of power. Margherita suspects a diabolical plan is afoot and is prepared to use all her ingenuity, her resourcefulness, and her imagination to discover exactly what kind of abyss her little world, and perhaps the whole world itself, have fallen into.

Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2006
ISBN: 9781933372204
1933372206
Branch Call Number: FICTION BENNI
Characteristics: 226 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Shugaar, Antony

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