Via Roma

By (author): Mary Melfi

In Via Roma, Mary Melfi’s protagonist Sophie Wolfe experiences passionate, singular love, horrific loss, a journey to the Otherworld to meet one last time her departed lover, and finally happiness with the man who has stood by her. Intensely erotic, outspoken, earthy, without being clinically pornographic or gushy, the novel is a metaphysical exploration of love, suspense, suffering and redemption.

AUTHOR

Mary Melfi

Montrealer Mary Melfi has published over a dozen books of critically acclaimed poetry, prose and plays. Her first novel, Infertility Rites, was translated into French and Italian as was her memoir, Italy Revisited. Melfi received the Giornata Internazionale Della Donna Award in 2010.


Reviews

Despite its serious subject matter, Via Roma, is fun to read. The voice is original, the novel full of witty one-liners and quirky insights.


Italy Revisited, Guernica Editions: Mary Melfi explores a mother-daughter dialogue that gives life to the mother’s memories of mid-century southern Italy while also revealing truths about relationships that sometimes exist between immigrant mothers and their children.


Via Roma is an ambitious, encyclopedic, multi-levelled text. It’s peppered with references to large chunks of Western and non-Western culture…. Via Roma interweaves high and low subject matters, the sublime and the demotic, the dream and the fairy-tale-like with the news clip, the poetic turn of phrase with the graphic sexual detail, the refined or erudite locution with the everyday colloquialism…. An extremely rich, engrossing read, with all of Melfi’s witticism, irony and other signature quirks…. a literary milestone.”


Melfi has taken on an important issue for women and, for the most part, handles it with flair … The adorably whiny and angst-ridden Nina is a wonderful creation.


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In Via Roma, Mary Melfi’s protagonist Sophie Wolfe experiences passionate, singular love, horrific loss, a journey to the Otherworld to meet one last time her departed lover, and finally happiness with the man who has stood by her. Intensely erotic, outspoken, earthy, without being clinically pornographic or gushy, the novel is a metaphysical exploration of love, suspense, suffering and redemption.

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Details

Dimensions:

200 Pages
8in * 5in * 0.65in
240gr

Published:

August 01, 2015

City of Publication:

Hamilton

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Guernica Editions

ISBN:

9781771830140

Book Subjects:

FICTION / General

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Language:

eng

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