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The Resource Divorce is in the air : a novel, Gonzalo Torné ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell

Divorce is in the air : a novel, Gonzalo Torné ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell

Label
Divorce is in the air : a novel
Title
Divorce is in the air
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gonzalo Torné ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"The American debut of a highly acclaimed young Spanish writer: a darkly funny, acerbic novel about love -- and the end of love -- and how hard it can be to let go. There's a lot about Joan-Marc that his estranged second wife doesn't know -- but which he now sets out to tell her. He begins with the failure of his first marriage to an American woman named Helen, describing a vacation they took in a last-ditch attempt to salvage their once-passionate romance. The recollection of this il--fated trip triggers in him a series of flashbacks through which he narrates his life story, hopscotching between Barcelona and Madrid. Starting from pivotal moments in his childhood -- his earliest sexual encounters, his father's suicide, his mother's emotional decline--he moves through the years to the origin of his relationship with Helen and the circumstances surrounding its deterioration. The result is a provocative exploration of memory, nostalgia, romance, the ways in which the past takes hold-- a powerful portrait of a man struggling with his illusions about life and love"--
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Summary
A man discusses the deterioration of his life and marriage with his estranged wife, recounting his life's events from childhood, his father's death and mother's emotional decline, his failed first marriage and his ongoing struggles in the present
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Character
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Provided by publisher
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10518951
Cataloging source
PUL
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1976-
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Torné de la Guardia, Gonzalo
Dewey number
863/.7
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
fiction
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McDowell, Megan
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True
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  • Divorced men
  • Life change events
  • Memory
  • Hallucinations and illusions
  • Divorced men
  • Hallucinations and illusions
  • Life change events
  • Memory
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
Target audience
adult
Label
Divorce is in the air : a novel, Gonzalo Torné ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
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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
ocn946242245
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780385354028
Lccn
2016012762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)946242245
Label
Divorce is in the air : a novel, Gonzalo Torné ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
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
ocn946242245
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780385354028
Lccn
2016012762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)946242245

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