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The Resource The wind that lays waste : a novel, Selva Almada ; translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews

The wind that lays waste : a novel, Selva Almada ; translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews

Label
The wind that lays waste : a novel
Title
The wind that lays waste
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Selva Almada ; translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"The Wind That Lays Waste begins in the great pause before a storm. Reverend Pearson is evangelizing across the Argentinian countryside with Leni, his teenage daughter, when their car breaks down. This act of God or fate leads them to the workshop and home of an aging mechanic called Gringo Brauer and a young boy named Tapioca. As a long day passes, curiosity and intrigue transform into an unexpected intimacy between four people: one man who believes deeply in God, morality, and his own righteousness, and another whose life experiences have only entrenched his moral relativism and mild apathy; a quietly earnest and idealistic mechanic's assistant, and a restless, skeptical preacher's daughter. As tensions between these characters ebb and flow, beliefs are questioned and allegiances are tested, until finally the growing storm breaks over the plains. Selva Almada's exquisitely crafted debut, with its limpid and confident prose, is profound and poetic, a tactile experience of the mountain, the sun, the squat trees, the broken cars, the sweat-stained shirts, and the destroyed lives. The Wind That Lays Waste is a philosophical, beautiful, and powerfully distinctive novel that marks the arrival in English of an author whose talent and poise are undeniable."--Amazon.com
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YDX
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1973-
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Almada, Selva
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
fiction
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1962-
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Andrews, Chris
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  • Evangelists
  • Mechanics
  • Faith
  • Storms
  • Argentina
  • Evangelists
  • Faith
  • Mechanics
  • Storms
  • Argentina
Label
The wind that lays waste : a novel, Selva Almada ; translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1107966396
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
124 pages
Isbn
9781555978457
Lccn
2018958169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1107966396
Label
The wind that lays waste : a novel, Selva Almada ; translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1107966396
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
124 pages
Isbn
9781555978457
Lccn
2018958169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1107966396

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