On the Edge

On the Edge

eBook - 2016
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"The novel opens with the discovery of a rotting corpse in the marshes on the outskirts of Olba, Spain--a town wracked by despair after the burst of the economic bubble, and a microcosm of a world of defeat, debt, and corruption. Stuck in this town is Esteban--his small factory bankrupt, his investments stolen by a friend, and his unloved father, a mute invalid, entirely his personal burden. Much of the novel unfolds in Esteban's raw and tormented monologues. But other voices resound from the wreckage--soloists stepping forth from the choir--and their words, sharp as knives, crowd their terse, hypnotic monologues of ruin, prostitution, and loss"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2016
ISBN: 9780811222853
0811222853
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Costa, Margaret Jull

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Spokoj
Sep 16, 2017

If you like James Joyce's "Ulysses" you might like this. Otherwise, don't bother. Hard to follow the various characters and assumes you have considerable knowledge about the Spanish Civil War.

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