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Murder in Matera Murder in Matera :
Stapinski, Helene--Family.
Women murderers--Italy--Basilicata.
Family secrets--Italy--Basilicata.
Basilicata (Italy)
HISTORY / Europe / Italy.
TRAVEL / Europe / Italy.
Stapinski, Helene.
Family secrets.
Women murderers.
Genre Form
Geographic Coverage
DDC: 364.152/3082 full
BIO026000 (Source: bisacsh)
HIS020000 (Source: bisacsh)
TRV009110 (Source: bisacsh)
LCC: HV6535.I83 B37 2017 (Source: dlc)
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Lccn: 2017448193
text (Source: rdacontent)
"Since childhood, Helene Stapinski heard lurid tales about her great-great-grandmother, Vita. In Southern Italy, she was a loose woman who had murdered someone. Immigrating to America with three children, she lost one along the way. Helene's youthful obsession with Vita deepened as she grew up, eventually propelling the journalist to Italy, where, with her own children in tow, she pursued the story, determined to set the record straight" -- provided by publisher.
"From the age of four, Helene Stapinski heard lurid yet inspiring tales about her great-great-grandmother Vita, a loose woman back in Southern Italy who fled to America in 1892 with her three children after committing murder. Gripped by her family's story, Helene embarked on a decade-long fact-finding mission, making numerous trips to Basilicata, the rural 'instep' of Italy's boot--once known for its superstitions, criminals, and desperate poverty. It's an undiscovered land filled with badlands-like hills, ancient caves, and fertile valleys with silver-tinged olive trees, whose isolation is matched only by its forlorn, incredible beauty. In a stunning turn of events, Helene comes to learn what really happened, sparking an upheaval of her own identity and sense of history. Deeply researched and reported, Murder in Mates is a remarkable true story about one family's hidden secrets. It is also a powerful and timeless story of immigration and motherhood--a profound testament to how far one woman would go in search of a better life in America, not only for herself, but for her children and the preservation of her family."--Jacket.
Table Of Contents
I: Plea. All the knots come to the comb ; Dark to dark ; Public mockery ; In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit ; You have the face of the Gallitellis ; Go back to America and leave the dead in peace ; A turned-up nose is worse than hail ; You'll never be sated with bread and olives
II: Discovery. The truth always rises to the top ; Take a coffee ; The Crypt of the Original Sin ; There's no two without three ; Wild things ; In the mouth of the wolf ; Gypsies, gypsies, gypsies ; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday ; Thinking on your feet ; Faithful home ; Cupa cupa ; With snow you get bread, with rain you get hunger ; Don't spit in the plate where you eat ; Pinecones for brains ; Eccolo ; Go to cool ; Don't tell the farmer how good cheese is with pears ; Empty crib
III: Trial. ; Puttana ; Take this body, take this blood ; Far from town ; Way out ; Recoil ; Song of the prisoner ; To every bird, its own nest is beautiful ; One face, one race ; Departure is nothing more than the beginning of the homecoming ; Last supper ; Get on the train! ; Count your nights by stars, not shadows ; Come here ; See Naples and die.
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Stapinski, Helene, Murder in Matera