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The Corsican woman : a novel. by. Swindells, Madge. New York, NY : Warner Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana.

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Sybilia turned as if sleepwalking and, trance-like, walked down the stone steps to the living room

Sybilia turned as if sleepwalking and, trance-like, walked down the stone steps to the living room " With those compelling words begins the story of a people bound to an ancient and secretive code of honor and an extraordinary heroine driven to defy it. She is Sybilia Rocca, brought to an isolated Corsican village at sixteen and forced to marry Xavier Rocca's son. Now, twenty years later, she walks into the village square and shoots her influential father-in-law to death.

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Swindells has written about revenge before (Song of the Wind, 1985), but her newest really zeroes in on the theme-in a story set on the island of Corsica, where vendettas are as common as olives. The one chronicled here, circa 1940, rolls into motion slowly as a beautiful girl named Sybilia is wedded against her will to the son of the village leader, Xavier Rocca.


Comments: (7)

Kendis
This clever authors book was like setting out in a boat on a calm day, predictable, how wrong the forecast... Traditions of long ago, the war, loyalty, fear, and passion flared so out of control in the Corsicans - daily, a law unto itself to justify actions, BUT did it?
A great, story with twists & turns and a surprise ending A+
Aver
This story brings Corsica alive in that area and that time period, and is well-written. However, prospective readers should be forewarned that there are lots of typos in the text.
Bev
If you are of Corsican descent (and there are so few of us, even though Napoleon is so very well known, and Corsican) this is a book for your collection. It is typical of the plots set in Corsica. Vive les Corses!
Keel
A captivating book couldn’t leave it from my hands
Mopimicr
liked the content
Doriel
Set during the Second World War life in Corsica was tough for women. When Sybilia married she gave up on so much for a marriage that was doomed from the start.

Sybilia's talents however were recognised very early on as being useful to their resistance and was used to full advantage by them. It however brought her in touch with an American whom she would fall in love with and have a child with. Cast out as a whore by the village mainly encouraged by her father in law who is enraged that the marriage never worked, Sybilia's life is not easy. Her mother in law is her sole companion and support but is under the whiplash hand of her husband. The son has always been afraid of his father and shies away from any contact with Sybilia.

At the end Sybilia is abandoned by her lover whom she waits for in vain for twenty five years. Finding out the truth of what happened gives her the means of vengeance and vengeance she wreaks on the man who ruined her life.

The story was overwhelmingly sad for me. I felt that Sybilia was on the losing side with no support from either her own family or the family she married into (other than her mother in law). Her husband was weak, her father in law overpowering and vicious. Sybilia was caught up in the middle of a narrow minded, insular community and there was no way getting out of that one. Her one passionate love was not to be. However the wealth of historical detail was of immense interest to me. It brought together different elements of the story all together.
Whilingudw
Sybilia a young Corsican girl was forced into marriage at 16 to the son of the powerful Xavier Rocca. The marriage is not a happy one and Sybilia is dominated by her cruel father in law and so is not upset when her husband dies. With the war and German occupation comes Robin the an American soldier and the love of her life, but one day he disappears without a word leaving her pregnant and alone in a deeply Catholic conservative country...... but how much did her father in law know about this! A great historical novel and I found the culture and times of Corsica with its religion and vendettas fascinating.
"I did not murder Xavier Rocca, I executed him..." With those compelling words begins the story of a people bound to an ancient and secretive code of honor and an extraordinary heroine driven to defy it. She is Sybilia Rocca, brought to an isolated Corsican village at sixteen and forced to marry Xavier Rocca's son. Now, twenty years later, she walks into the village square and shoots her influential father-in-law to death. By the laws of Corsican vendetta, Sybilia must pay with her life.
But the Corsican woman is so beautiful and mysterious that a visiting American has made her his obsission. Soon Jock Walters will begin his own desperate fight to save her, following a trail of compulsion and desire back to World War II, to a love both tender and tragic, and to an act of betrayal more shocking and more terrible than anything this man can imagine...
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Author: Madge Swindells
ISBN: 0708842119
Category: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Futura; n.e. edition (1989)
Pages: 544 pages