The Stone Raft

The Stone Raft

Book - 1996
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In a mythic adventure and political fable about the contemporary European community, the Iberian peninsula detaches from the Continent and floats off to sea, becoming home to a group of god-like humans.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace, 1996, ©1995
Edition: 1st Harvest ed
ISBN: 9780156004015
0156004011
0151851980
Branch Call Number: FICTION SARAMAGO 1996
Characteristics: 292 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Pontiero, Giovanni

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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.


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