The House in Via Manno by Milena Agus

This is a small novel, but an intelligently written, complex one. A young Sardinian woman tells the story of her ‘beloved, beautiful, and somewhat crazy grandmother,’ and in the telling evokes a whole family, culture, history and the unique landscape of her country. Milena Agus writes of family loves and secrets, of sexuality, of music, and of the harsh realities of war and migration in twentieth-century Europe in a powerful, compelling, and yet whimsical voice.

A bestseller in Europe, The House in Via Manno introduces Milena Agus to English-speaking readers in this sparkling translation by Brigid Maher. Just lovely.