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The Resource Seven houses in France, Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

Seven houses in France, Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

Label
Seven houses in France
Title
Seven houses in France
Statement of responsibility
Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa
Title variation
7 houses in France
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • baq
  • eng
Summary
The year is 1903, and the garrison of Yangambi on the banks of the River Congo is under the command of Captain Lalande Biran. The captain is also a poet whose ambition is to amass a fortune and return to the literary cafes of Paris. His glamorous wife Christine has a further ambition: to own seven houses in France, a house for every year he has been abroad. At Lalande Biran's side are the ex-legionnaire van Thiegel, a brutal womaniser, and the servile, treacherous Donatien, who dreams of running a brothel. The officers spend their days guarding enslaved rubber-tappers and kidnapping young girls, and at their hands the jungle is transformed into a wild circus of human ambition and absurdity. But everything changes with the arrival of a new officer and brilliant marksman: the enigmatic Chrysostome Liege
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Character
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10143746
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Atxaga, Bernardo
Dewey number
899.923
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English, translated from Spanish; originally published in Basque
LC call number
PH5339.A8
LC item number
Z3313 2012
Literary form
novels
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Costa, Margaret Jull
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True
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  • Armies
  • Poets
  • Kidnapping
  • Imperialism
  • Yangambi (Congo)
Label
Seven houses in France, Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa
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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
903300
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781555976231
Lccn
2012936225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781555976231
  • (OCoLC)775416388
Label
Seven houses in France, Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa
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
903300
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781555976231
Lccn
2012936225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781555976231
  • (OCoLC)775416388

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