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Ways of Going Home

Zambra, Alejandro (Book - 2013 )
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The writer son of a quiet sympathizer with the Pinochet regime reflects on the progress of his novel, in which an unnamed boy from a Chilean suburb witnesses an earthquake and meets an older girl who asks him to spy on her uncle.
Authors: Zambra, Alejandro, 1975-
Title: Ways of going home
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: 139 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Alejandro Zambra ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
Notes: Originally published: Spain : Editorial Anagrama, 2011
Translation of: Formas de volver a casa
Summary: The writer son of a quiet sympathizer with the Pinochet regime reflects on the progress of his novel, in which an unnamed boy from a Chilean suburb witnesses an earthquake and meets an older girl who asks him to spy on her uncle.
Additional Contributors: McDowell, Megan
ISBN: 0374286647
9780374286644
Branch Call Number: FICTION ZAMBRA 2013
Other Language: Translated from the Spanish
Subject Headings: Chilean literature Translations into English Authors Fiction Families Chile Fiction
Topical Term: Chilean literature
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LCCN: 2012021270
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The writer son of a quiet sympathizer with the Pinochet regime reflects on the progress of his novel, in which an unnamed boy from a Chilean suburb witnesses an earthquake and meets an older girl who asks him to spy on her uncle.

"Ways of Going Home" switches between author and character, past and present, reflecting with melancholy and rage on the history of a nation and on a generation born too late--the generation which, as the author-narrator puts it, learned to read and write while their parents became acco... Read More »


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