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After the success of The Dream of the Sewing Machine, with over 40,000 copies sold in Italy, the new novel by Bianca Pitzorno. Three short stories about girls, witches, ancient recipes, spells cast by needlework.

Caterina cant’ read or write, but when her parents told her she would have to cope by herself she wasn’t afraid. She doesn’t know that the plague killed all her family but she manages to cope alone in the woods. She grows to be a solitary, hardworking young woman. And then somebody in the village starts spreading rumors: is she a witch? Based on a true witch’s hunt, the first of these three beautiful short stories sets the mood of the book, which delves into women’s pride, cleverness and silent fights.

Genre: Narrative

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Year of publication: 2021

Published in: Milano

Number of pages: 144

Price: 14

ISBN: 9788830105485

Foreign rights manager: Foreign Rights Manuela Melato

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Bianca Pitzorno

Bianca Pitzorno (Sassari, 1942) is author of about 50 books, many of which are bestselling titles in Italy and abroad. She translated Tolkien, Sylvia Plath, David Grossman, Töve Jansson. Among her novels La bambina col falcone; Ascolta il mio cuore; La bambinaia francese; La vita sessuale dei nostri antenati. With Bompiani she published Giuni Russo and Il sogno della macchina da cucire.

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The Dream Of The Sewing Machine sold over 40,000 copies 11 editions in translation in 6 languages; cinema/ tv adaptation rights sold; winner of Ilcorsaronero prize 2019.