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The Book of Words
 

The Book of Words (Paperback)

By Erpenbeck, Jenny
Translated by Bernofsky, Susan

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A searing novella about coming of age in a land of tyranny, by one of Germany's most brilliant young authors. In The Book of Words, Jenny Erpenbeck captures with amazing virtuosity the inner life of a young girl who survives the totalitarian regime of a curiously unnamed South Am...erican country (most likely Argentina during it dirty war ). Raised by parents whose real identity ends up shocking her, the girl comes of age in a country where gunshots are mistaken for blown tires, innocent citizens are dragged off buses, and tortured and disappeared friends and family return to visit her from the dead.
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ISBN 9780811217064
Released AU 13 Nov 2007
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Paperback
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Series New Directions Paperbook (part: 1092)
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ISBN-13 9780811217064
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint New Directions Publishing Corporation
Released 13 Nov 2007
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Erpenbeck, Jenny
Translated by Bernofsky, Susan
Series New Directions Paperbook (part: 1092)
Category General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 8mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 116g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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