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Tells the story of a young girl's search to define herself in a world rife with social upheaval, religious conflict and deep foreboding. Cecilia, born into a noble Roman family in the second century AD, is 15 years old. But in a society that leaves little room for women to discover aptitudes, her search for knowledge, which she conducts with all the awkwardness and urgency of her age, is fraught with challenges. Grasping for light in an age of darkness and searching for answers among conflicting ideologies, Cecilia tells the story of a soul's progress.
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Linda Ferri is the author of the novel Enchantments, a collection of short stories, and numerous books for children. She co-wrote the films: The Son's Room (Palme d'or 2001, Cannes), directed by Nanni Moretti; The Life I Want and Light of My Eyes, directed by Giuseppe Piccioni; and Along the Ridge by Kim Rossi Stuart. She lives in Rome. Ann Goldstein is an editor at The New Yorker. For Europa Editions, she has translated several novels by Elena Ferrante, The Worst Intentions by Alessandro Piperno, and Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio by Amara Lakhous. She is currently editing the complete works of Primo Levi, a project for which she received a Guggenheim Fellowship Award.

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