Belladonna

Author(s): Salam, Anbara

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 It is summer, 1956, when fifteen-year-old Bridget first meets Isabella. In their conservative Connecticut town, Isabella is a breath of fresh air. She is worldly, alluring and brazen- an enigma. When they receive an offer to study at the Academy in Italy, Bridget is thrilled. This is her ticket to Europe and - better still - a chance to spend nine whole months with her glamorous and unpredictable best friend. There, lodged in a convent of nuns who have taken a vow of silence, the two girls move towards a passionate but fragile intimacy. As the year rolls on, Bridget grows increasingly fearful that she will lose Isabella's affections - and the more desperate she gets, the greater the lengths she will go to keep her.Belladonna is a hypnotizing coming-of age story set against the stunning and evocative backdrop of rural Northern Italy. Anbara Salam tells a story of friendship and obsession, desire and betrayal, and the lies we tell in order to belong.

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Anbara Salam is half-Palestinian and half-Scottish, and grew up in London. She has a PhD in Theology and now lives and works in Oxford. Her first novel, Things Bright and Beautiful, is also published by Penguin.

General Fields

  • : 9780241404799
  • : Fig Tree Books
  • : Fig Tree Books
  • : July 2020
  • : August 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Salam, Anbara
  • : Paperback
  • : 352