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The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen

Travels with My Grandmother's Ashes
Author: Kneen, Krissy
Publisher: Text Publishing


From Stella Prize-shortlisted author Krissy Kneen comes an…

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SKU: 9781922330161 Category: Product ID: 124614


From Stella Prize-shortlisted author Krissy Kneen comes an intergenerational study of family-a journey into memory, trauma and the lifelong secrets of a towering matriarch.

In her 2010 memoir, Affection, Krissy Kneen introduced readers to her unique family and the towering matriarchal figure of her grandmother. Stern, domineering, fiercely loving, Lotty Kneen-born Dragica-was always tight-lipped about her early life and family history. She rebuffed Krissy’s curiosity and forbade her from taking the trip back to the old country that might have satisfied it.

When her grandmother died recently, Krissy finally felt at liberty to explore the questions that had nagged at her for so long. In The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen Krissy sets out with a box containing her grandmother’s ashes, intending to trace the old woman’s early life in Slovenia and Egypt, and perhaps locate some remnants of family. Along the way she uncovers the extraordinary story of the colony of Slovene women who became the nannies of choice for the wealthy Italians of pre-war Alexandria-and identifies as best she can the places where Lotty’s restless, demanding spirit will be at peace.

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Weight 0.41 kg
Dimensions 23.2 × 15.4 × 2.5 cm



Travels with My Grandmother's Ashes


Kneen, Krissy


Text Publishing

Release Date

Tuesday May 4th, 2021


Paperback / softback

Main content page count

336 Pages