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Author Camilleri, Andrea, author.

Title The revolution of the moon / Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Europa Editions, 2017.

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 PAS Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  FIC CAMILLERI,A    Available
Description 234 pages ; 21 cm
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Summary Sicily, April 16 1677. From his deathbed, Charles III's viceroy, Anielo de Guzmán y Carafa, marquis of Castle Rodrigo, names his wife, Doña Eleonora, as his successor. Eleonora de Moura is a highly intelligent and capable woman who immediately applies her political acumen to heal the scarred soul of Palermo, a city afflicted by poverty, misery, and the frequent uprisings they entail.The Marquise implements measures that include lowering the price of bread, reducing taxes for large families, re-opening women's care facilities, and establishing stipends for young couples wishing to marryall measures that were considered seditious by the conservative city fathers and by the Church. The machinations of powerful men soon result in Doña Eleonora, whom the Church sees as a dangerous revolutionary, being recalled to Spain. Her rule lasted 27 days ~ one cycle of the moon
Subject Moura, Eleonora de -- Fiction.
Sicily (Italy) -- History -- 15th-18th centuries -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Added Author Sartarelli, Stephen, 1954- translator.
ISBN 9781609453916
1609453913

 
    
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