The Stone Raft

Saramago, José (Book - 1995)
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
The Stone Raft

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When the Iberian Peninsula breaks free of Europe and begins to drift across the North Atlantic, five people are drawn together on the newly formed island-first by surreal events and then by love. "A splendidly imagined epic voyage...a fabulous fable" (Kirkus Reviews). Translated by Giovanni Pontiero.
Authors: Saramago, José
Uniform Title: Jangada de pedra. English
Title: The stone raft
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace, c1995
Characteristics: 292 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jose Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero
Additional Contributors: Pontiero, Giovanni
ISBN: 0156004011
Branch Call Number: FICTION SARAMAGO
LCCN: 94049622
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Nobel laureate Saramago uses a magical realist lens to portray globalization, society and destiny in this picaresque fable. More accessible than much of the writing of this mind-blowingly well-read autodidact and political firebrand.

One day, the entire Iberian Peninsula breaks off from Continental Europe and casts away across the ocean, leaving only 5 people and a dog to survive on the floating island.

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