The Stone RaftBook - 1996
From Library Staff
multcolib_northportland Jun 25, 2016
The Iberian Peninsula is set adrift, to the consternation of world powers. Magically real, politically mordant, richly written, this story follows a small group brought together by mysterious occurrences.
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.