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In this little-known classic of Italian literature, young Arturo grows up in near-isolation on the island of Procida in the Bay of Naples. His mother died in childbirth and his wayward father, who left him as a child in the care of a servant on the island, returns only sporadically. Cut off from the island community, Arturo exists almost entirely in solitude: he roams the island with his beloved dog, sails in his boat and reads tales of virtuous heroes and adventurers whom he imagines resemble his father. The boy's world is ...

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    • Title: Arturo's Island: a Novel by Elsa Morante
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton
    • Print ISBN: 9781631493294, 1631493299
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    • Edition: 2019
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