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Talking to ourselves : a novel, Andrés Neuman

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Talking to ourselves : a novel
Title
Talking to ourselves
Title remainder
a novel
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Andrés Neuman
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • "A searing family drama from one of Latin America's most original voices One trip. Two love stories. Three voices. Lito is ten years old and is almost sure he can change the weather when he concentrates very hard. His father, Mario, anxious to create a memory that will last for his son's lifetime, takes him on a road trip in a truck called Pedro. But Lito doesn't know that this might be their last trip: Mario is seriously ill. Together, father and son embark on travels that take them through strange georgraphies, ones that seem to unite the borders of Spanish-speaking world. In the meantime, Lito's mother Elena looks for support in books, undertaking an adventure of her own that will challenge her moral limits. The narratives of father, mother, and son each embody one of the different ways that we talk to ourselves: through thought, speech, and writing. While neither of them dares to tell the complete truth to the other two, their solitary voices nonetheless form a poignant conversation. Sooner or later, we all face loss. Andre;s Neuman movingly narrates the ways the lives of those who survive loss are transformed; how that experience changes our ideas about time, memory, and our own bodies; and how the acts of reading, and of sex, can serve as powerful modes of resistance. Talking to Ourselves presents a tender yet unsentimental portrait of the workings of love and family; a reflection on death, sex, grief, and the consolation of words. Neuman, the author of the award-winning Traveler of the Century, displays his characteristic warmth, humanism, and wide-ranging intellect, giving us the rich, textured, and strikingly different voices and experiences of three singular characters while presenting, above all, a profound tribute to those who have cared for a loved one. "--
  • "A family drama about a seriously ill father and his son who go on a road trip while the mother/wife remains at home, reading literature and carrying on an affair with her husband's doctor"--
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Title
Talking to ourselves
Creator
Contributor
Summary
"A family drama about a seriously ill father and his son who go on a road trip while the mother/wife remains at home, reading literature and carrying on an affair with her husband's doctor"--
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10298050
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DLC
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ6664.E478
LC item number
H3213 2014
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Andres Neuman
Talking to ourselves : a novel, Andrés Neuman
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Talking to ourselves : a novel, Andrés Neuman
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  • Translation by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia
  • "Originally published in 2012 by Alfaguara, Spain, as Hablar solos"--Title page verso
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Edition
First American edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780374167530
Lccn
2013036640
System control number
(OCoLC)846545370

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