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Pea Soup and a Boiled Egg

Thomas Jones: Luce d’Eramo

15 August 2019
by Luce d’Eramo, translated by Anne Milano Appel.
Pushkin, 347 pp., £20, January, 978 1 78227 388 2
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... varies, sometimes Lucie, sometimes Lucia, sometimes Luzi, sometimes Lùszia). Some of the women think she’s a spy; others that she’s getting special treatment ‘per omertà di classe’ (which AnneMilanoAppel translates as ‘because of class solidarity’, but might have been better left as ‘omertà’): ‘She’s hardly a worker like us.’ Stung by the accusations, Lucia decides to eat ...

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