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Author Azzopardi, Trezza.

Title The hiding place / Trezza Azzopardi
Published London : Picador, 2000


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  820.92 A999 A6/H  AVAILABLE
Description 282 pages ; 23 cm
Summary "Tiger Bay, Cardiff, 1948. Frank Gauci steps off the Callisto into the coldest winter ever, clutching a cardboard suitcase. It's all he has, until he finds a ruby ring, Joe Medora, and Mary." "When Frankie and his best friend Salvatore open the doors of the Moonlight Cafe, life seems good: downstairs there is sweet music, hot food, beautiful girls; and upstairs, there is gambling. Stick or Twist. It's Frankie's call. But luck becomes a stranger to Frankie. With a mass of debts, five daughters, and another child on the way, he turns to the card table one last time. He gambles, and he prays: this time, it has to be a boy." "It's a boy! cries Salvatore. Bambino, Frankie! And my father, who is Frankie Bambina to his friends, poor unlucky Frank to have so many daughters, twists in reckless joy..." "And so begins the chain of events which will haunt his family for forty years."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "Shortlisted for the 2000 Booker Prize" -- cover
Man Booker Prize, 2000, shortlist
Subject Nineteen sixties -- Fiction.
Maltese -- Wales -- Fiction.
Gamblers -- Family relationships -- Fiction.
Maltese -- Wales -- Cardiff -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Maltese fiction -- Wales.
Gamblers -- Fiction.
Girls -- Fiction.
Poor families -- Fiction.
SUBJECT Cardiff (Wales) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Cardiff (Wales) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
LC no. 2002405718
ISBN 0330390759
0330486500 paperback