The Resource Chewing gum in holy water : a childhood in the heart of Italy, Mario Valentini, Cheryl Hardacre, (electronic resource)

Chewing gum in holy water : a childhood in the heart of Italy, Mario Valentini, Cheryl Hardacre, (electronic resource)

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Chewing gum in holy water : a childhood in the heart of Italy
Title
Chewing gum in holy water
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a childhood in the heart of Italy
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Mario Valentini, Cheryl Hardacre
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eng
Summary
In the tradition of Cinema Paradiso, comes a warm, tender, and richly nostalgic look at growing up in a remote village in a postwar Italy on the brink of modernity. Mario Valentini was born in the rugged Abruzzo mountains in the heart of Italy, but, with money short at home and his father working in a foreign land, at four years old he was sent to live with his uncle, a traveling priest. Thus began a life of unexpected freedoms and marvelous adventures. For the mischievous boy, who loved nothing so much as swordplay and American chewing gum, every new town meant new friends, and getting into trouble was as easy as shooting his slingshot. From confronting a hungry wolf at dusk to drinking in the fumes in an empty wine barrel, every anecdote sparkles with his exuberance for life. As he grows, he gleans lessons from unexpected sources: a curmudgeonly painter, a communist reputed to eat priests for dinner, even the caustic spinster aunt who keeps house for his uncle
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individual biography
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TEFOD
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945.71092
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no index present
LC call number
CT1138.V323
LC item number
A3 2006eb
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Chewing gum in holy water : a childhood in the heart of Italy, Mario Valentini, Cheryl Hardacre, (electronic resource)
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Chewing gum in holy water : a childhood in the heart of Italy, Mario Valentini, Cheryl Hardacre, (electronic resource)
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9781611452778
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