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3 September 2022

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3 September 2022

9:00 AM

Dandelions Thea Lenarduzzi

Fitzcarraldo Editions, pp.288, 12.99

Towards the end of Dandelions, Thea Lenarduzzi’s imaginative and deeply affecting memoir, the author quotes her grandmother’s remark that there are tante Italie – many Italys. ‘Mine is different to hers, which is different to my mother’s, which is different to my father’s, and so on down the queue,’ she writes.

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