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The Resource Divorce is in the air, Gonzalo Torné ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell

Divorce is in the air, Gonzalo Torné ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell

Label
Divorce is in the air
Title
Divorce is in the air
Statement of responsibility
Gonzalo Torné ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"The American debut of a highly acclaimed young Spanish writer: a darkly funny, acerbic novel about love -- and the end of love -- and how hard it can be to let go. There's a lot about Joan-Marc that his estranged second wife doesn't know -- but which he now sets out to tell her. He begins with the failure of his first marriage to an American woman named Helen, describing a vacation they took in a last-ditch attempt to salvage their once-passionate romance. The recollection of this il--fated trip triggers in him a series of flashbacks through which he narrates his life story, hopscotching between Barcelona and Madrid. Starting from pivotal moments in his childhood -- his earliest sexual encounters, his father's suicide, his mother's emotional decline--he moves through the years to the origin of his relationship with Helen and the circumstances surrounding its deterioration. The result is a provocative exploration of memory, nostalgia, romance, the ways in which the past takes hold-- a powerful portrait of a man struggling with his illusions about life and love"--
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DLC
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1976-
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Torné de la Guardia, Gonzalo
Dewey number
863/.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ6720.O764
LC item number
D5813 2016
Literary form
fiction
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McDowell, Megan
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  • Divorced men
  • Life change events
  • Memory
  • Hallucinations and illusions
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • Psychological fiction
  • Love stories
Label
Divorce is in the air, Gonzalo Torné ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2016012762
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780385354028
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016012762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Divorce is in the air, Gonzalo Torné ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
Publication
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
2016012762
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780385354028
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016012762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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