A Coin in Nine Hands Themes

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Obsessions with Death

Almost every main character in A Coin in Nine Hands has an obsession with death. It is a link that each share - aside from the ten lira coin that passes from one person to the next. Lina is sick with breast cancer. She knows that she has an affliction that is deadly, and this is confirmed in a visit to Dr. Sarte. Once she knows for certain, she finds peace with knowing her life will end soon. She looks forward to planning it. Giulio Lovisi prays for death in order to escape from his unhappy marriage. He figures that if he can become a criminal and do unspeakable crimes, he will have to die to pay. Although he wants to do criminal acts as the escape, he also longs to die. Rosario de Credo's love lays in her home at Gemara in Sicily. Everything she...

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