Listen to My Voice
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Listen to My Voice by Susanna Tamaro
Book DescriptionMarta is raised by her grandmother in her house in Trieste, a safe haven of stories, books and enchantment. She knows that her mother died when she was young, and she believes that her father is a Turkish prince. As she grows older and this fairy-tale disintegrates, Marta feels only anger towards her grandmother for withholding information about her parents. When her grandmother dies, Marta is alone in the world. One day, in the dusty attic, she finds a box belonging to her mother which may help to uncover her own past. With clues found in her mother's journal and a worn photograph, Marta decides to track down her father, who she believes may still be alive. Feeling the need to escape her grandmother's house, which is populated by secrets, Marta embarks on a journey to Israel, seeking what is left of her mother's family in an attempt to make sense of where she came from. Written as a young woman's narrative addressed to the memory of her grandmother, Listen to My Voice is a poignant coming of age story, and a meditation on the importance of history and belonging.Told in Tamaro's vivid prose, this compelling and beautifully crafted novel is the companion volume to Susanna Tamaro's bestselling Follow Your Heart.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846550645
(214mm x 134mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Harvill Secker
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Susanna Tamaro
Answer Me, Paperback (February 2003)
'I kill you in order that I may live. I kill you in order that I may possess. I kill you in order that I may be free of you.' Thus the protagonist Rosa muses on a bitter winter night, alone and confused, as she faces the most difficult decision of her young life. Are we, the characters ask, damned or are we capable of salvation?
For Solo Voice, Paperback (July 1997)
THE BOOK: The stories in For Solo Voice, Susanna Tamaro's first book, explore the historical and emotional traumas which lie beneath consciousness and threaten to erupt into everyday life. She exposes with analytical clarity, spectres of our past that abide in us as individuals and as a society, disfiguring our humanity.
Follow Your Heart, Paperback (July 1996)» View all books by Susanna Tamaro
Driven by fear of her encroaching death, an elderly woman writes a letter to her granddaughter, in the shape of a diary. Part love-letter and part confession, it is above all a bequest of advice for life from a woman at last brave enough to acknowledge that she has too long repressed her feelings.
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Author Biography - Susanna Tamaro
Susanna Tamaro was born in Trieste in 1957 and is the author of eight adult books and four children's books. She established the Tamaro Foundation, dedicated to humanitarian causes, with the royalties from her literary work. Susanna Tamaro lives in Umbria.
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