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The Resource A general theory of oblivion, José Eduardo Agualusa ; translated from the Portuguese by Danny Hahn

A general theory of oblivion, José Eduardo Agualusa ; translated from the Portuguese by Danny Hahn

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A general theory of oblivion
Title
A general theory of oblivion
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José Eduardo Agualusa ; translated from the Portuguese by Danny Hahn
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  • eng
Summary
On the eve of Angolan independence, an agoraphobic woman named Ludo bricks herself into her apartment for 30 years, living off vegetables and the pigeons she lures in with diamonds, burning her furniture and books to stay alive and writing her story on the apartment's walls. Almost as if we're eavesdropping, the history of Angola unfolds through the stories of those she sees from her window. As the country goes through various political upheavals from colony to socialist republic to civil war to peace and capitalism, the world outside seeps into Ludo's life through snippets on the radio, voices from next door, glimpses of someone peeing on a balcony, or a man fleeing his pursuers
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StDuBDS
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1960-
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Agualusa, José Eduardo
Dewey number
869.3'5
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novels
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Hahn, Daniel
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A general theory of oblivion, José Eduardo Agualusa ; translated from the Portuguese by Danny Hahn
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text
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Control code
9781846558474
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781846558474
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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A general theory of oblivion, José Eduardo Agualusa ; translated from the Portuguese by Danny Hahn
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781846558474
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781846558474
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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