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The Resource Divorce is in the air, Gonzalo Torné ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell

Divorce is in the air, Gonzalo Torné ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell

Label
Divorce is in the air
Title
Divorce is in the air
Statement of responsibility
Gonzalo Torné ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"The American debut of a highly acclaimed young Spanish writer: a darkly funny, acerbic novel about love -- and the end of love -- and how hard it can be to let go. There's a lot about Joan-Marc that his estranged second wife doesn't know -- but which he now sets out to tell her. He begins with the failure of his first marriage to an American woman named Helen, describing a vacation they took in a last-ditch attempt to salvage their once-passionate romance. The recollection of this ill--fated trip triggers in him a series of flashbacks through which he narrates his life story, hopscotching between Barcelona and Madrid. Starting from pivotal moments in his childhood -- his earliest sexual encounters, his father's suicide, his mother's emotional decline--he moves through the years to the origin of his relationship with Helen and the circumstances surrounding its deterioration. The result is a provocative exploration of memory, nostalgia, romance, the ways in which the past takes hold-- a powerful portrait of a man struggling with his illusions about life and love"--
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1976-
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Torné de la Guardia, Gonzalo
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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McDowell, Megan
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  • Divorced men
  • Life change events
  • Memory
  • Hallucinations and illusions
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Madrid (Spain)
Label
Divorce is in the air, Gonzalo Torné ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
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Publication
Note
Originally published in Spain as Divorcio en el aire in 2013
Control code
946242245
Extent
301 p.
Isbn
9780385354028
Lccn
2016012762
Label
Divorce is in the air, Gonzalo Torné ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
Publication
Note
Originally published in Spain as Divorcio en el aire in 2013
Control code
946242245
Extent
301 p.
Isbn
9780385354028
Lccn
2016012762

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