The Resource Damnificados, JJ Amaworo Wilson, (electronic resource)

Damnificados, JJ Amaworo Wilson, (electronic resource)

Label
Damnificados
Title
Damnificados
Statement of responsibility
JJ Amaworo Wilson
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Uses magical realism, revolutionary politics, and romantic adventure to bring to life a colorful community of squatters in an imaginary Latin American city. Damnificados is loosely based on the real-life occupation of a half-completed skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela, the Tower of David. In this fictional version, 600 "damnificados" - vagabonds and misfits - take over an abandoned urban tower and set up a community complete with schools, stores, beauty salons, bakeries, and a rag-tag defensive militia. Their always heroic (and often hilarious) struggle for survival and dignity pits them against corrupt police, the brutal military, and the tyrannical "owners." Taking place in an unnamed country at an unspecified time, the novel has elements of magical realism: avenging wolves, biblical floods, massacres involving multilingual ghosts, arrow showers falling to the tune of Beethoven's Ninth, and a trash truck acting as a Trojan horse
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1969-
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Wilson, J. J.
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Skyscrapers
  • Squatters
  • City dwellers
  • Dystopias
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Damnificados, JJ Amaworo Wilson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11568922
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11568922
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11568922
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Damnificados, JJ Amaworo Wilson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11568922
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11568922
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11568922
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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