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❮Read❯ ➵ The Hiding Place Author Trezza Azzopardi – Aqqa.pro A finalist for the prestigious Man Booker Prize The Hiding Place Welsh novelist Trezza Azzopardi's lyrical tale of an immigrant family in Cardiff has been compared to Frank McCourt's bleak stirring meA finalist for the prestigious Man Booker Prize The Hiding Place Welsh novelist Trezza Azzopardi's lyrical tale of an immigrant family in Cardiff has been compared to Frank McCourt's bleak stirring memoir Angela's Ashes But The Hiding Place need not hide behind any ready made comparisons; Azzopardi's astonishing tension filled debut stands assuredly on its own as a work of tremendous power and originality The Hiding Place is narrated by Dolores the youngest of six daughters born to a Maltese immigrant father and a Welsh mother With one hand permanently disfigured by a fire when she was only one month old the hand is beautifully described by the author as a closed white tulip standing in the rain; a cutoff creamy marble in the shape of a Saint; a church candle with its tears flowing down the bulb of wrist Dolores has always been treated as an outcast Her father Frankie Gauci is an incorrigible gambler who bets than he can afford to lose On the day Dolores is born.

He loses his half share of a cafeacute as well as the apartment above it where his family lives Everything in Frankie's life is potential currency including his family; he even sells his second oldest daughter Marina to gangster Joe Medora in exchange for a house and money to pay off his debts Dolores's mother Mary is driven to the edge of insanity as she watches the world around her collapse helpless to save even her children from her husband's vices At times The Hiding Place paints a phantasmagoric portrait of cruelty but Trezza Azzopardi's gracefully exacting prose saves her tale from becoming a shock fest of the sort you would expect on daytime television talk shows Azzopardi forges profundity through delicately interwoven double sided images rabbits that are the children's playthings until they are brutally slaughtered by their father; trunks rooms and cages that can either protect or ensnare; and most abundantly and most significantly fire which can warm as.

hiding download place mobile The Hiding download The Hiding Place ePUBHe loses his half share of a cafeacute as well as the apartment above it where his family lives Everything in Frankie's life is potential currency including his family; he even sells his second oldest daughter Marina to gangster Joe Medora in exchange for a house and money to pay off his debts Dolores's mother Mary is driven to the edge of insanity as she watches the world around her collapse helpless to save even her children from her husband's vices At times The Hiding Place paints a phantasmagoric portrait of cruelty but Trezza Azzopardi's gracefully exacting prose saves her tale from becoming a shock fest of the sort you would expect on daytime television talk shows Azzopardi forges profundity through delicately interwoven double sided images rabbits that are the children's playthings until they are brutally slaughtered by their father; trunks rooms and cages that can either protect or ensnare; and most abundantly and most significantly fire which can warm as.

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Epub aqqa.pro ↠ The Hiding Place MOBI ☆ The Hiding MOBI :è Trezza Azzopardi is a British writerShe was born in Cardiff to a Maltese father and a Welsh mother She studied creative writing at the University of East Anglia and currently works as a lecturer there She also has an MA in Film and Television studies from the University of DerbyHer first novel The Hiding Place was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2000 a significant accomplishment since

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  1. Sian Lile-Pastore Sian Lile-Pastore says:

    Epub aqqa.pro ↠ The Hiding Place MOBI ☆ The Hiding MOBI :è hiding download, place mobile, The Hiding download, The Hiding Place ePUBWe are discussing this book on Saturday for reading group so my thoughts may change after chatting about it and I'll let you knowI read this in a couple of days and found it really readable and engaging enough that I wanted to keep reading it and finding out what had happened I was drawn in by the style of the writing too which in the main I enjoyed I wasn't a huge fan on the structure of the book going back and forth in time and found the second part of the book where the main character is all grown up a little weak I live in Cardiff so enjoyed the cardiffness


  2. thewanderingjew thewanderingjew says:

    Epub aqqa.pro ↠ The Hiding Place MOBI ☆ The Hiding MOBI :è hiding download, place mobile, The Hiding download, The Hiding Place ePUBThis is an amazingly powerful novel about a struggling working class family in Cardiff Wales It begins in the early 60's and travels to the end of the nineties using the various horrifying revelations in the memory of Dolores the youngest sibling in a family of six daughters to move the tale forward Poverty immorality superstition mental illness and illiteracy set the stage for abuse neglect dysfunction and deprivation that defies the imagination Each successive memory is progressively worse than the one preceding itThis book will have a profo


  3. Simon Simon says:

    Epub aqqa.pro ↠ The Hiding Place MOBI ☆ The Hiding MOBI :è hiding download, place mobile, The Hiding download, The Hiding Place ePUBI'm uite particular about family dramas I either love them or loathe them with little I between This however I adored The tale of the childhood of sisters brought up by a pair of runaway parents one from Malta one from th


  4. ☮Karen ☮Karen says:

    Epub aqqa.pro ↠ The Hiding Place MOBI ☆ The Hiding MOBI :è hiding download, place mobile, The Hiding download, The Hiding Place ePUBNot an easy read due to the way the story is laid out and jumps around so much Also a lot of characters to try to keep straight By the ending I was not at all sure what exactly had happened to the main character Maybe I need to re read portions of it but don't really want to


  5. Diane Diane says:

    Epub aqqa.pro ↠ The Hiding Place MOBI ☆ The Hiding MOBI :è hiding download, place mobile, The Hiding download, The Hiding Place ePUBI couldn't decide whether to give this a three or a four star rating I went with three stars but it would be accurate to say 35 Anyway this is a very dark but well w


  6. Ailsa Ailsa says:

    Epub aqqa.pro ↠ The Hiding Place MOBI ☆ The Hiding MOBI :è hiding download, place mobile, The Hiding download, The Hiding Place ePUBI studied this as part of course at uni we were covering contemporary literature which involved having the writers who just so happen to teach at UEA coming and talking to us about a novel of their own and a novel by another author that inspired them although Trezza Azzopardi chose not to do this Anyway although I found Azzopardi herself very interesting and engaged with many of her ideas and themes such as memory reconstructing the past etc I really struggled to stay involved with this book especially in its second half which at times feels like unneccessary exposition laying bare all the subtly hinted at horrors of the first half that could have been all the powerful if they had just been left to stand alone


  7. Rebecca Lloyd Rebecca Lloyd says:

    Epub aqqa.pro ↠ The Hiding Place MOBI ☆ The Hiding MOBI :è hiding download, place mobile, The Hiding download, The Hiding Place ePUBThis novel is uite extraordinary; a compelling read I found it by accident while on holiday when I really needed a new book and ended up reading it through the night and finally saying 'wow' I had intuited how it would end but that didn't make me less impressed by it The way the author structured the novel is impressive and I think it was her very first It feels very au


  8. Ron Charles Ron Charles says:

    Epub aqqa.pro ↠ The Hiding Place MOBI ☆ The Hiding MOBI :è hiding download, place mobile, The Hiding download, The Hiding Place ePUBWhat an entrance The first time anybody heard of Trezza Azzopardi she was nominated for one of the world's most prestigious literary awards Nestled among books by Kazuo Ishiguro and Margaret Atwood there sat The Hiding Place a first novel by a recent graduate student up for this year's Booker Prize English bookstores scrambled to find copies Readers in the US were locked out while publishers bid on the domestic rights Gratefully Atlantic Monthly Press the most discerning publisher of literary fiction in America is releasing the book this weekWherever Azzopardi has been hiding it's been worth the wait Her novel about the misfortunes of the Gauci family in Cardiff Wales burns with the blue flame of long smothered agony And yet her sophisticated handling of the early trauma memoir mad


  9. Joana Joana says:

    Epub aqqa.pro ↠ The Hiding Place MOBI ☆ The Hiding MOBI :è hiding download, place mobile, The Hiding download, The Hiding Place ePUBThe plot had potential but the writing style made it painfully slow often boring and in the end confusing This is the story of a family set in the background of Maltese immigrants in Cardiff Not actually knowing that background myself many of the settings reminded me of the Godfather or t


  10. Nicola Nicola says:

    Epub aqqa.pro ↠ The Hiding Place MOBI ☆ The Hiding MOBI :è hiding download, place mobile, The Hiding download, The Hiding Place ePUBI've wanted to read this book for ages not just because it got good reviews and was shortlisted for the Booker prize in 2000 but because I'm Maltese so it follows that I'm very interested in anyone of Maltese descent who is a successful writerI had read some excellent reviews of this when it first came out so I had very high expectations I did enjoy the sensuous use of language and the author's talent for evoking the sense of place and time but I nevertheless had a few rather childish issues with the content of the book Firstly I read in an interview with the author that she never actually knew anyone similar to Frank Gauci arguably the main antagonist in the novel and I couldn't help feeling slightly short changed that she had depicted this Maltese immigrant as such a cruel and abusive husband and father as well as a c


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