By Paola Corso
Catina’s Haircut: a unique in Stories spans 4 generations of a peasant relations within the brutal poverty of post-Unification southern Italy and in an immigrant’s usa. the ladies in those stories dare to go barriers by way of getting to know magical leaps inherent within the panorama, in themselves, and within the tales they inform and retell of relations tragedy at a time of political unrest. via an oral culture embedded within the stone of reminiscence and the circulation of its reinvention, their passionate story of resistance and transformation classes ahead into new generations in a brand new world.
A girl threatens to hitch the land reform fight in her Calabrian hill city, opposed to her husband’s will, in the course of a decision for revolution in 1919. A brother and sister flip to the village sorceress in Fascist Italy to carry rain to their father’s drought-stricken farm. In Pittsburgh, new immigrants witness a marvelous rescue in the course of the nice Flood of 1936. a tender woman courageously dives into the Allegheny River to avoid wasting her grandfather’s merely keepsake of the previous nation. With basically damaged English to lead her, a widow hops a bus looking for dwell chickens to cook dinner for Easter dinner in her husband’s reminiscence. An getting older girl within the name tale is on a quest to chop the ankle-length hair as tough because the rocky soil of Calabria in a drought. A lonely girl who survived global warfare II bombings in her close-knit village, struggles to discover group as a contemporary immigrant. A daughter visits her mother’s hill city to attempt and satisfy a want for her to determine the Fata Morgana. those haunting photographs permeate Corso’s associated tales of loss, wish, fight, and freedom.
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Catina’s Haircut: A Novel in Stories by Paola Corso