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Olivo Oliva
Philippe Poloni and David Homel (Translator)
Guernica Editions, Spring 2006
197 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550712322
ISBN10: 1550712322
English
Translated from the French
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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This fantastical novel opens with Pina, a young Sicilian woman, being seduced by the son of her father's archenemy under a heavily-laden olive tree in her family's orchard. Fate plays a cruel trick on Pina when her lover is killed and she gives birth to a half-human, half-olive son. Named Olivo Oliva, her bastard son grows up and moves to America where he becomes a prodigious killer, an obsessive artist, and eventually, keen to discover more about his ancestry.

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