My Documents

My Documents

eBook - 2015
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"Archived in a folder on award-winning author Alejandro Zambra's desktop are 11 stories of liars and ghosts, armed bandits and young lovers. Intimate, mysterious, and uncanny, these stories reveal a mind that is as undeniably singular as it is universal. Together, they constitute the debut short-story collection from Zambra, whose first novel was heralded as a 'bloodletting in Chilean literature.' Whether chronicling the return of a mercurial godson or the disappearance of a trusted cousin, the worlds of these stories are so powerful and deep that the works might better be described as brief novels. My Documents is by turns hilarious and heart-stopping, tragic and tender, but most of all, it is unflinchingly human and essential evidence of a sublimely talented writer working at the height of his powers. "--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: San Francisco : McSweeney's, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 0992974798 (electronic book)
9780992974794 (electronic book)
1940450578 (electronic book)
9781940450575 (electronic book)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC ZAMBRA
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: McDowell, Megan - Translator

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Nov 02, 2015

By the end of these 11 short stories, one feels that one has in fact read a novel. The border between autobiography and fiction is blurred, and memory is called into question. There is no strong narrative, yet the whole is greater than the parts. Overall, the reader is left with a feeling of disengagement.

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