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The Resource Confession of the lioness : a novel, Mia Couto ; translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw

Confession of the lioness : a novel, Mia Couto ; translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw

Label
Confession of the lioness : a novel
Title
Confession of the lioness
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mia Couto ; translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Couto, Mia
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ9939.C68
LC item number
C6613 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brookshaw, David
Series statement
Picador fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lion attacks
  • Spirits
  • Women
  • Villages
  • Mozambique
Label
Confession of the lioness : a novel, Mia Couto ; translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title and publication information from cover
  • Reprint of the first American edition. Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015
  • "Told through two haunting interwoven diaries, Mia Couto's Confession of the Lioness reveals the enigmatic world of Kulumani, an isolated village in Mozambique whose traditions and beliefs are threatened when ghostlike lionesses begin hunting the local women. The young Mariamar, whose sister was recently killed in an attack, has been imprisoned by her father in his home. Meanwhile, a marksman, the outsider Archangel Bullseye, has arrived to track the deadly lionessess, but as he pursues them in the wilderness, the hunt proves deadlier than imagined. As the predators continue to close in, the village confronts the forces of modernity, it becomes clear that the lionesses may not be animals at all, but the spitirts conjured by the village women's ancient witchcraft. Both a riveting mystery and a poignant examination of women's oppression, this darkly poetic novel combines reality, superstition, and magical realism to startling effect."--Page 4 of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930010051
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 192 pages :
Isbn
9781250097262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Confession of the lioness : a novel, Mia Couto ; translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw
Publication
Note
  • Title and publication information from cover
  • Reprint of the first American edition. Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015
  • "Told through two haunting interwoven diaries, Mia Couto's Confession of the Lioness reveals the enigmatic world of Kulumani, an isolated village in Mozambique whose traditions and beliefs are threatened when ghostlike lionesses begin hunting the local women. The young Mariamar, whose sister was recently killed in an attack, has been imprisoned by her father in his home. Meanwhile, a marksman, the outsider Archangel Bullseye, has arrived to track the deadly lionessess, but as he pursues them in the wilderness, the hunt proves deadlier than imagined. As the predators continue to close in, the village confronts the forces of modernity, it becomes clear that the lionesses may not be animals at all, but the spitirts conjured by the village women's ancient witchcraft. Both a riveting mystery and a poignant examination of women's oppression, this darkly poetic novel combines reality, superstition, and magical realism to startling effect."--Page 4 of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930010051
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 192 pages :
Isbn
9781250097262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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