Coverart for item
The Resource Affections, Rodrigo Hasbún ; translated by Sophie Hughes

Affections, Rodrigo Hasbún ; translated by Sophie Hughes

Label
Affections
Title
Affections
Statement of responsibility
Rodrigo Hasbún ; translated by Sophie Hughes
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • "Inspired by real events, Affections is the story of the eccentric, fascinating Ertl clan, headed by the egocentric and extraordinary Hans, once the cameraman for the Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl. Shortly after the end of World War II, Hans and his family flee to Bolivia to start over. There, the ever-restless Hans decides to embark on an expedition in search of the fabled lost Inca city of Paititi, enlisting two of his daughters to join him on his outlandish quest into the depths of the Amazon, with disastrous consequences. Set against the backdrop of the both optimistic and violent 1950s and 1960s, Affections traces the Ertls's slow and inevitable breakdown through the various erratic trajectories of each family member: Hans's undertakings of colossal, foolhardy projects and his subsequent spectacular failures; his daughter Monika, heir to his adventurous spirit, who joins the Bolivian Marxist guerrillas and becomes known as "Che Guevara's avenger"; and his wife and two younger sisters left to pick up the pieces in their wake. In this short but powerful work, Hasbún weaves a masterfully layered tale of how a family's voyage of discovery ends up eroding the affections that once held it together"--
  • "A haunting novel about an unusual family's breakdown--set in South America during the time of Che Guevara and based on the life of Third Reich cinematographer Hans Ertl"--
Member of
Summary
A book inspired by actual events follows a former cameraman for Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl who flees to Bolivia with his family to try and start over and becomes involved in an expedition to find the fabled lost Incan city of Paititi
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10581784
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hasbún, Rodrigo
Dewey number
863/.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hughes, Sophie
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ertl, Hans
  • Germans
  • Families
  • Bolivia
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / Political
  • Ertl, Hans
  • Families
  • Germans
  • Bolivia
Target audience
adult
Label
Affections, Rodrigo Hasbún ; translated by Sophie Hughes
Instantiates
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
ocn962009674
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
132 pages
Isbn
9781501154799
Lccn
2017004896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962009674
Label
Affections, Rodrigo Hasbún ; translated by Sophie Hughes
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
ocn962009674
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
132 pages
Isbn
9781501154799
Lccn
2017004896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962009674

Library Locations

    • Carver Branch Borrow it
      1161 Angelina St., Austin, TX, 78702, US
      30.2695584 -97.7240278
    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
    • Howson BranchBorrow it
      2500 Exposition Blvd., Austin, TX, 78703, US
      30.2982508 -97.7675915
    • Terrazas Branch Borrow it
      1105 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX, 78702, US
      30.2599154 -97.7334621
    • Willie Mae Kirk Branch Borrow it
      3101 Oak Springs Dr., Austin, TX, 78723, US
      30.2729762 -97.699748
    • Yarborough BranchBorrow it
      2200 Hancock Dr., Austin, TX, 78756, US
      30.3234684 -97.74072129999999
Processing Feedback ...