Ciao Bella: In Search of My Italian Father

Ciao Bella In Search of My Italian Father Out of the blue at the age of Helena Frith Powell s mother gave her a letter saying that her real father would like to get in touch with her and that he was Italian She met him shortly afterwards

  • Title: Ciao Bella: In Search of My Italian Father
  • Author: Helena Frith Powell
  • ISBN: 9781903933947
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
  • Out of the blue, at the age of 12, Helena Frith Powell s mother gave her a letter saying that her real father would like to get in touch with her and that he was Italian She met him shortly afterwards and was mesmerised by him and his many girlfriends Now 20 years later she goes back to discover her Italian roots.

    One thought on “Ciao Bella: In Search of My Italian Father”

    1. In the realm of reinvent-yourself travel literature, Ciao Bella stands alone, unique in that the author is not trying to become something new: she discovers she’s been something else all along and needs to reckon that truth. And while characters who jump of the page are somewhat rare in travel lit– the destination usually plays lead– this book is populated with larger than life Italians who do just that. First traveling to Italy and meeting her Italian father when she is fourteen, Helena f [...]

    2. I found this book self-indulgent. Though the father was obnoxious, I did feel some sympathy for him as he was denied his paternal rights. I think a book on the author's mother would be interesting as she clearly has issues.

    3. This was a really nice, if sad, book. The author has had an eventful life, and I am glad things seemed to work out well in the end. For anyone who is interested in family dynamics in Italy, this is a good book to read.

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