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On the edge / Rafael Chirbes ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa.

Chirbes, Rafael, 1949- (author.). Costa, Margaret Jull, (translator.). Chirbes, Rafael, 1949- Translation of: En la orilla. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse FIC CHI (Text) 50577011035231 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780811222846
  • ISBN: 0811222845
  • Physical Description: 410 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2016.

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General Note:
Translated from the Spanish.
Summary, etc.:
The novel "opens with the discovery of a rotting corpse in the marshes on the outskirts of Olba, Spain--a town wracked by despair after the burst of the economic bubble, and a microcosm of a world of defeat, debt, and corruption. Stuck in this town is Esteban--his small factory bankrupt, his investments stolen by a friend, and his unloved father, a mute invalid, entirely his personal burden. Much of the novel unfolds in Esteban's raw and tormented monologues. But other voices resound from the wreckage--soloists stepping forth from the choir--and their words, sharp as knives, crowd their terse, hypnotic monologues of ruin, prostitution, and loss"
Subject: Spain > Economic conditions > Fiction.
FICTION / Psychological.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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