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The shape of bones / Daniel Galera ; translated by Alison Entrekin.

Galera, Daniel, 1979- (author.). Entrekin, Alison (translator.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch FICTION GALE (Text) 39391006837163 Fiction Checked out 12/26/2017
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield FIC Galera (Text) 78292000367173 Adult New Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594205484 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 228 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally published in Portuguese as Mãos de cavalo: São Paulo : Companhia das Letras, 2006. This translation o riginally published: London : Hamish Hamilton, 2017.
Summary, etc.: "A young man wakes up at dawn to drive to the Andes, to climb the Cerro Bonete--a mountain untouched by ice axes and climbers, one of the planet's final mountains to be conquered--as an act of heroic bravado, or foolishness. But instead, he finds himself dragged, by the undertow of memory, to Esplanada, the neighborhood he grew up in, to the brotherhood of his old friends, and to the clearing in the woods where he witnessed an act that has run like a scar through the rest of his life. Back in Esplanada, the young man revisits his initiation into adulthood and recalls his boyhood friends who formed a strange and volatile pack. Together they play video games, get drunk around bonfires, pick fights, and goad each other into bike races where the winner is the boy who has the most spectacular crash. Caught between the threat of not being man enough, the desire to please his friends, and the intoxicating contact-high of danger, the boy finds himself following the rules of the pack even as the risks mount. And in a moment that reverberates and repeats itself in new ways in his adulthood, his fantasies of who he is and what it means to be a man come crashing down, and life asserts itself as an endless rehearsal for a heroic moment that may never arrive."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Young men > Brazil > Fiction.
Masculinity > Brazil > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans
Psychological fiction

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