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Author Galli, Natalie, author.

Title The girl who said no : a search in Sicily / Natalie Galli.

Publication Info. Palo Alto, California : Travelers' Tale, an imprint of Solas House, Inc., [2019]
©2019
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 Nichols Adult Biography  305.4209458 VIO    AVAILABLE
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Description 349 pages : map ; 21 cm
Summary "An eighteen-year-old woman named Franca Viola made history in 1966 as one of the first '#metoo' heroines of modern times, when she refused to go along with a centuries-old forcible marriage custom in Sicily. Having endured kidnap and rape, she publicly defied the expectation that she would marry the rapist to 'restore her broken honor.' In Natalie Galli's The Girl Who Said No, Viola's remarkable story unfolds when the author arrives in Palermo to search for her, with little more than the memory of a tiny article she had spotted two decades prior. Galli wanted to know: whatever had become of this courageous girl who had overturned an ancient, entrenched tradition? The riveting events after Franca pressed charges with the police form the core of this gripping memoir. Throughout her search for the enigmatic Franca, Galli shares her own poignant and hilarious observations about a vibrant culture steeped in contradiction and paradox. Does she succeed in locating the elusive proto-feminist whose case forever changed Italian culture and history? Travel along on Galli's engaging odyssey to find out"--Page [4] of cover.
Subject Viola, Franca, 1947-
Rape victims -- Italy -- Sicily.
Rape -- Italy -- Sicily.
Victims of crimes -- Italy -- Sicily.
Feminists -- Italy.
Italy -- Marriage customs and rites.
Sicily (Italy) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9781609521721 (paperback)
1609521722 (paperback)
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