Publisher description for Aldabra, or, The tortoise who loved Shakespeare / by Silvana Gandolfi ; translated by Lynne Sharon Schwartz.

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This lyrical, imaginative novel from one of Italy’s greatest talents begins with a tantalizing statement from Elisa’s grandmother, an actress with a flair for the dramatic: “The way to outsmart death, Elisa dear, is to turn into something else!” But when it seems as if Nonna might be changing literally into something else, Elisa must uncover the mysteries of her transformation — and save her grandmother from the curious stranger who wants to know her secret. Suspenseful, funny, and beautifully observed, this is a book to be savored.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Grandmothers Fiction, Mothers and daughters Fiction, Aldabra tortoise Fiction, Turtles Fiction, Human-animal relationships Fiction, Magic Fiction, Venice (Italy) Fiction, Italy Fiction