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The Resource Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian lions : a novel, Mario Giordano ; translated by John Brownjohn

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian lions : a novel, Mario Giordano ; translated by John Brownjohn

Label
Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian lions : a novel
Title
Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian lions
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mario Giordano ; translated by John Brownjohn
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Auntie Poldi, sassy, brassy and sixty, moves to Sicily for a quiet alcohol-fuelled retirement. A murder spoils her plans. This is the first novel in a charming new mystery series set in Sicily and laced with Italian sensuality and humor. It features an amateur sleuth, the sassy and foul-mouthed Auntie Poldi. Recently widowed Poldi moves to Sicily in order to quietly drink herself to death with a sea view, but fate intervenes. When she finds the corpse of a young man on the beach, his face blown off with a sawn-off shotgun, she becomes a potential suspect in his murder case. Poldi soon falls for the gorgeous Commissario Montana who has been assigned to lead the case. They form an investigative-and romantic-partnership. The delightful details of this romance, and the extreme awkwardness of Poldi's retelling it to her mortified nephew, are some of the novel's many high points. Sicily, a vivid backdrop, is an island of people obsessed with food. They talk passionately about which remote village produces the best olives, pistachio ice cream, oyster mushrooms, mandarins, and marzipan, and about which restaurant serves the best pasta al nero di sepia or canolli a la crema di ricotta. And there is never a direct reference to the mafia ("an invention of those fascists in the North"), even when confronted with murders committed with sawn-off shotguns
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Cataloging source
RECBC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giordano, Mario
Dewey number
833/.92
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PT2667.I5617
LC item number
T3613 2018
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Matt Addis
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Addis, Matt
  • Brownjohn, John
  • Recorded Books, Inc
Series statement
Auntie Poldi
Series volume
[bk. 1]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widows
  • Murder
  • Man-woman relationships
  • FICTION
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Murder
  • Widows
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • Italy
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Label
Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian lions : a novel, Mario Giordano ; translated by John Brownjohn
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  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
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digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501977084
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C05035
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1024108302
  • (OCoLC)1024108302
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian lions : a novel, Mario Giordano ; translated by John Brownjohn
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501977084
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C05035
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1024108302
  • (OCoLC)1024108302
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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