I was very lucky to get a copy of this proof, it’s not due to be published till next May.
Stella Fortuna is born in a small village in Calabria, Italy, the second child of Assunta and Antonio, but the first to survive childhood.
Named after her deceased sister, and possibly haunted by her, Stella leads a life marked by the seven (or eight) almost tragedies.
A mix of family saga, immigrant story and a sprinkle of magic realism; this book was a brilliant read. I was completely hooked.
Stella’s familial relationships are key to her story, especially that with her younger sister Cettina – who serves as the secondary protagonist. These are beautifully written and the characters come to life on the page.
I highly recommend pre-ordering this one because it is excellent.