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The Resource Murder in Matera : a true story of passion, family, and forgiveness in Southern Italy, Helene Stapinski

Murder in Matera : a true story of passion, family, and forgiveness in Southern Italy, Helene Stapinski

Label
Murder in Matera : a true story of passion, family, and forgiveness in Southern Italy
Title
Murder in Matera
Title remainder
a true story of passion, family, and forgiveness in Southern Italy
Statement of responsibility
Helene Stapinski
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Since childhood, Helene Stapinski heard lurid tales about her great-great-grandmother, Vita. In Southern Italy, she was a loose woman who had murdered someone. Immigrating to America with three children, she lost one along the way. Helene's youthful obsession with Vita deepened as she grew up, eventually propelling the journalist to Italy, where, with her own children in tow, she pursued the story, determined to set the record straight" -- provided by publisher
  • "From the age of four, Helene Stapinski heard lurid yet inspiring tales about her great-great-grandmother Vita, a loose woman back in Southern Italy who fled to America in 1892 with her three children after committing murder. Gripped by her family's story, Helene embarked on a decade-long fact-finding mission, making numerous trips to Basilicata, the rural 'instep' of Italy's boot--once known for its superstitions, criminals, and desperate poverty. It's an undiscovered land filled with badlands-like hills, ancient caves, and fertile valleys with silver-tinged olive trees, whose isolation is matched only by its forlorn, incredible beauty. In a stunning turn of events, Helene comes to learn what really happened, sparking an upheaval of her own identity and sense of history. Deeply researched and reported, Murder in Mates is a remarkable true story about one family's hidden secrets. It is also a powerful and timeless story of immigration and motherhood--a profound testament to how far one woman would go in search of a better life in America, not only for herself, but for her children and the preservation of her family."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stapinski, Helene
Dewey number
364.152/3082
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6535.I83
LC item number
B37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stapinski, Helene
  • Women murderers
  • Murder
  • Family secrets
  • Basilicata (Italy)
Label
Murder in Matera : a true story of passion, family, and forgiveness in Southern Italy, Helene Stapinski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-300)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Plea. All the knots come to the comb ; Dark to dark ; Public mockery ; In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit ; You have the face of the Gallitellis ; Go back to America and leave the dead in peace ; A turned-up nose is worse than hail ; You'll never be sated with bread and olives -- II: Discovery. The truth always rises to the top ; Take a coffee ; The Crypt of the Original Sin ; There's no two without three ; Wild things ; In the mouth of the wolf ; Gypsies, gypsies, gypsies ; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday ; Thinking on your feet ; Faithful home ; Cupa cupa ; With snow you get bread, with rain you get hunger ; Don't spit in the plate where you eat ; Pinecones for brains ; Eccolo ; Go to cool ; Don't tell the farmer how good cheese is with pears ; Empty crib -- III: Trial. ; Puttana ; Take this body, take this blood ; Far from town ; Way out ; Recoil ; Song of the prisoner ; To every bird, its own nest is beautiful ; One face, one race ; Departure is nothing more than the beginning of the homecoming ; Last supper ; Get on the train! ; Count your nights by stars, not shadows ; Come here ; See Naples and die
Control code
ocn957636594
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 300 pages
Isbn
9780062438454
Lccn
2017448193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957636594
  • a1177657
Label
Murder in Matera : a true story of passion, family, and forgiveness in Southern Italy, Helene Stapinski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-300)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Plea. All the knots come to the comb ; Dark to dark ; Public mockery ; In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit ; You have the face of the Gallitellis ; Go back to America and leave the dead in peace ; A turned-up nose is worse than hail ; You'll never be sated with bread and olives -- II: Discovery. The truth always rises to the top ; Take a coffee ; The Crypt of the Original Sin ; There's no two without three ; Wild things ; In the mouth of the wolf ; Gypsies, gypsies, gypsies ; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday ; Thinking on your feet ; Faithful home ; Cupa cupa ; With snow you get bread, with rain you get hunger ; Don't spit in the plate where you eat ; Pinecones for brains ; Eccolo ; Go to cool ; Don't tell the farmer how good cheese is with pears ; Empty crib -- III: Trial. ; Puttana ; Take this body, take this blood ; Far from town ; Way out ; Recoil ; Song of the prisoner ; To every bird, its own nest is beautiful ; One face, one race ; Departure is nothing more than the beginning of the homecoming ; Last supper ; Get on the train! ; Count your nights by stars, not shadows ; Come here ; See Naples and die
Control code
ocn957636594
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 300 pages
Isbn
9780062438454
Lccn
2017448193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957636594
  • a1177657

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