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Faces in the Crowd (Paperback): Valeria Luiselli
Faces in the Crowd (Paperback): Valeria Luiselli

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Faces in the Crowd (Paperback)

Valeria Luiselli; Translated by Christina MacSweeney

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"An extraordinary new literary talent."--"The Daily Telegraph"

"In part a portrait of the artist as a young woman, this deceptively modest-seeming, astonishingly inventive novel creates an extraordinary intimacy, a sensibility so alive it quietly takes over all your senses, quivering through your nerve endings, opening your eyes and heart. Youth, from unruly student years to early motherhood and a loving marriage--and then, in the book's second half, wilder and something else altogether, the fearless, half-mad imagination of youth, I might as well call it--has rarely been so freshly, charmingly, and unforgettably portrayed. Valeria Luiselli is a masterful, entirely original writer."--Francisco Goldman

In Mexico City, a young mother is writing a novel of her days as a translator living in New York. In Harlem, a translator is desperate to publish the works of Gilberto Owen, an obscure Mexican poet. And in Philadelphia, Gilberto Owen recalls his friendship with Lorca, and the young woman he saw in the windows of passing trains. Valeria Luiselli's debut signals the arrival of a major international writer and an unexpected and necessary voice in contemporary fiction.
"Luiselli's haunting debut novel, about a young mother living in Mexico City who writes a novel looking back on her time spent working as a translator of obscure works at a small independent press in Harlem, erodes the concrete borders of everyday life with a beautiful, melancholy contemplation of disappearance. . . . Luiselli plays with the idea of time and identity with grace and intuition." --"Publishers Weekly"

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Imprint: Coffee House Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: Valeria Luiselli
Translators: Christina MacSweeney
Dimensions: 216 x 133 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 154
ISBN-13: 978-1-56689-354-1
Barcode: 9781566893541
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Science fiction
LSN: 1-56689-354-2

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