Dolores Gauci returns to her old home in Cardiff’s Tiger Bay for the funeral of her mother. Her father Frankie had been a gambler. His addiction had led to the loss of everything, including Dolores’s beauty when she is disfigured in a fire. These events traumatise the family and the wider Maltese immigrant community of which it is a part. This beautifully wrought first novel introduces us to a world few of us have ever imagined.
Author: Azzopardi, Trezza
Publisher: UK: Picador; US: Grove Atlantic; Canada: Key Porter; Catalan: Columna; Chinese complex: Wisdom & Knowledge; Dutch: De Bezige Bij; Finnish: Otava; French: Plon; German: Berlin; Greek: Livanis (reverted); Icelandic: Mal og Menning; Italian: Rizzoli; Japanese: Hayakawa; Norwegian: Cappelen; Polish: Rebis; Russian: Rosman; Serbian: Samizdat B92; Spanish: Seix Barral; Swedish: Forum; Turkish: Epsilonn (reverted)