“She upended a 1000-year old Sicilian tradition.”
In 1966 a young girl in Sicily upended 1000 years of Sicilian custom by refusing to marry the man who raped her. I talked with author Natalie Galli about her new book, which recounts her quest - over twenty years later - to try to find The Girl Who Said No.
Natalie Galli has written two illustrated children’s books, and her writing has been anthologized in Italy, A Love Story. She has worked as an editor and proofreader for Burning Books, as a columnist for The Berkeley Monthly, and as a freelance contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle.