9780062438492

Murder In Matera

A True Story of Passion, Family, and Forgiveness in Southern Italy

Helene Stapinski


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ISBN: 9780062438492
Published: February 2018

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From the age of four, Helene Stapinski heard lurid yet inspiring tales about her great-great-grandmother Vita, a loose woman back in Southern Italy who fled to America in 1892 with her three children after committing murder. Gripped by her family's story, Helene embarked on a decade-long fact-finding mission, making numerous trips to Basilicata, the rural "instep" of Italy's boot-once known for its superstitions, criminals, and desperate poverty. It's an undiscovered land filled with badlands-like hills, ancient caves, and fertile valleys with silver-tinged olive trees, whose isolation is matched only by its forlorn, incredible beauty. In a stunning turn of events, Helene comes to learn what really happened, sparking an upheaval of her own identity and sense of history. Deeply researched and reported, Murder in Matera is a remarkable true story about one family's hidden secrets. It is also a powerful and timeless story of immigration and motherhood-a profound testament to how far one woman would go in search of a better life in America, not only for herself, but for her children and the preservation of her family.

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  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9780062438492
  • Published: February 2018
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Width (mm): 135
  • Height (mm): 203
  • Depth (mm): 18
  • Weight (g): 228

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