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The Resource Monastery, Eduardo Halfon ; translated by Lisa Dillman & Daniel Hahn

Monastery, Eduardo Halfon ; translated by Lisa Dillman & Daniel Hahn

Label
Monastery
Title
Monastery
Statement of responsibility
Eduardo Halfon ; translated by Lisa Dillman & Daniel Hahn
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Translator
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"In Monastery, the nomadic narrator of Eduardo Halfon's critically-acclaimed The Polish Boxer returns to travel from Guatemalan cities, villages, coffee plantations, and border towns to a private jazz concert in New York's Harlem, a former German U-Boat base on the French Breton coast, and Israel, where he escapes from his sister's Orthodox Jewish wedding into an erotic adventure with the enigmatic Tamara. His passing encounters are unforgettable; his relationships, problematic. At once a world citizen and a writer who mistrusts the power of language, he is pursued by history's ghosts and unanswerable questions. He is a cartographer of identity on a compelling journey to an uncertain destination. As he draws and redraws his boundaries, he confronts us with the limitations of our own. Eduardo Halfon was named one of the best young Latin American writers by the Hay Festival of Bogota and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the prestigious Jose; Maria de Pereda Prize for the Short Novel. The Polish Boxer, his first book to appear in English, was a New York Times Editor's Choice selection and finalist for the International Latino Book Award. Halfon currently lives in Nebraska and frequently travels to Guatemala. "--
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1971-
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Halfon, Eduardo
Dewey number
863/.7
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
LC call number
PQ7499.3.H35
LC item number
M6613 2014
Literary form
fiction
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  • Dillman, Lisa
  • Hahn, Daniel
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  • College teachers
  • Self-realization
  • Authors
  • Spanish fiction
Label
Monastery, Eduardo Halfon ; translated by Lisa Dillman & Daniel Hahn
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn884439944
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9781934137826
Lccn
2014025360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1781217
  • (OCoLC)884439944
Label
Monastery, Eduardo Halfon ; translated by Lisa Dillman & Daniel Hahn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn884439944
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9781934137826
Lccn
2014025360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1781217
  • (OCoLC)884439944

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