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The Resource Learning to lose : a novel, David Trueba ; translated by Mara Faye Lethem

Learning to lose : a novel, David Trueba ; translated by Mara Faye Lethem

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Learning to lose : a novel
Title
Learning to lose
Title remainder
a novel
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David Trueba ; translated by Mara Faye Lethem
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
It is Sylvia's sixteenth birthday, and her life as an adult is about to begin--not with the party she had been planning, but with a car accident and a broken leg. Behind the wheel is a talented young soccer player, just arrived from Buenos Aires and set for stardom on and off the field. As their destinies collide and a young romance is set in motion, across town, Sylvia's father and grandfather are finding their own lives suddenly derailed by a violent murder and a secret affair with a prostitute. Set against the maze of Madrid's congested and contested streets, Learning to Lose follows these four individuals as they swerve off course in unexpected directions. Each of them is dodging guilt and the fear of failure, but their shared search for happiness, love, purity, redemption, and, above all, a way to survive, forms a taut narrative web that binds the characters together. From one of Spain's most celebrated contemporary writers, Learning to Lose is a lucid and gripping view into the complexities of lives overturned and into the capriciousness of modern life, with its intoxicating highs and devastating lows
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While a car collision involving sixteen-year-old Sylvia and a young soccer player from Buenos Aires blossoms into a love affair, Sylvia's father and grandfather find their lives derailed by a violent murder and a secret affair, in a novel set amid the hustle and bustle of Madrid
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355209
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DLC
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1969-
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Trueba, David
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Lethem, Mara
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True
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  • Teenage girls
  • Traffic accident victims
  • Soccer players
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Fathers and sons
  • Guilt
  • Fear of failure
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Fathers and sons
  • Fear of failure
  • Guilt
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Soccer players
  • Teenage girls
  • Traffic accident victims
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
Label
Learning to lose : a novel, David Trueba ; translated by Mara Faye Lethem
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Spanish as Saber perder in 2008
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn437298702
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
579 pages
Isbn
9781590513224
Lccn
2010006933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)437298702
Label
Learning to lose : a novel, David Trueba ; translated by Mara Faye Lethem
Publication
Note
Originally published in Spanish as Saber perder in 2008
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
ocn437298702
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
579 pages
Isbn
9781590513224
Lccn
2010006933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)437298702

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