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The Resource Blue flowers, Carola Saavedra ; translated by Daniel Hahn

Blue flowers, Carola Saavedra ; translated by Daniel Hahn

Label
Blue flowers
Title
Blue flowers
Statement of responsibility
Carola Saavedra ; translated by Daniel Hahn
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
"Marcos has just been through a divorce and moved into a new apartment. He feels alienated from his ex-wife, from his daughter, from society; everything feels flat and fake to him. He begins to receive letters at his new address from an anonymous troubled woman who signs off as A. and who clearly believes she is writing to the former tenant, her ex-lover, in the aftermath of a violent heartbreak. Marcos falls under the spell of the manic, hypnotic missives and for the first time in years, something moves him. Blue Flowers alternates between the letters detailing the dissolution of A.'s relationship, and Marcos' growing fixation with this damaged person. The letters become a kind of exorcism as both A.'s epistolary affair and Marcos' personal life reach a crisis point. Possessed by A., he is driven to discover her true identity. Blue Flowers is a dark portrait of desire, undermining accepted truths about love and sex, violence and fear, men and women." --
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10831733
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DLC
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1973-
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Saavedra, Carola
Dewey number
869.3/5
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Portuguese
Literary form
fiction
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Hahn, Daniel
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True
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  • Letter writing
  • Letters
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Letter writing
  • Letters
  • Man-woman relationships
Label
Blue flowers, Carola Saavedra ; translated by Daniel Hahn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Portuguese in 2008 by Companhia das Letras, Brazil, as "Flores azuis"
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
on1096236243
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781594631757
Lccn
2019013028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096236243
Label
Blue flowers, Carola Saavedra ; translated by Daniel Hahn
Publication
Note
Originally published in Portuguese in 2008 by Companhia das Letras, Brazil, as "Flores azuis"
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
on1096236243
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781594631757
Lccn
2019013028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096236243

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