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The invented part / Rodrigo Fresan ; translated by Will Vanderhyden.

Fresán, Rodrigo, 1963- (author.). Vanderhyden, Will, (translator.).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fayette Co PL - Connersville FIC FRE (Text) 39230031804428 Adult Books Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library FIC FRESAN (Text) 39206021384456 Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781940953564
  • ISBN: 1940953561
  • Physical Description: 552 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2017.

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Summary, etc.:
""A kaleidoscopic, open-hearted, shamelessly polymathic storyteller, the kind who brings a blast of oxygen into the room."--Jonathan Lethem. An aging writer, disillusioned with the state of literary culture, attempts to disappear in the most cosmically dramatic manner: traveling to the Hadron Collider, merging with the God particle, and transforming into an omnipresent deity -- a meta-writer -- capable of rewriting reality. With biting humor and a propulsive, contagious style, amid the accelerated particles of his characteristic obsessions -- the writing of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the music of Pink Floyd and The Kinks, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the links between great art and the lives of the artists who create it -- Fresan takes us on a whirlwind tour of writers and muses, madness and genius, friendships, broken families, and alternate realities, exploring themes of childhood, loss, memory, aging, and death. Drawing inspiration from the scope of modern classics and the structural pyrotechnics of the postmodern masters, the Argentine once referred to as "a pop Borges" delivers a powerful defense of great literature, a celebration of reading and writing, of the invented parts -- the stories we tell ourselves to give shape to our world. Rodrigo Fresan is the author of nine books of fiction that together compose an expansive, interconnected fictional universe -- a complex system of storylines, resonances, and self-reference that call to mind the works of David Foster Wallace, Thomas Pynchon, and Roberto Bolano. Will Vanderhyden received fellowships from the NEA and Lannan Foundation to work on The Invented Part"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
First published in Spanish as La parte inventada (Barcelona : Penguin Random House, 2014).
Subject: Authors > Fiction.
Higgs bosons > Fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) > Fiction.
Reality > Fiction.
FICTION > Literary.
HISTORY > Modern > General.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Literary.
Genre: Science fiction.
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.

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