The Resource The shape of bones, Daniel Galera ; translated by Alison Entrekin

The shape of bones, Daniel Galera ; translated by Alison Entrekin

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The shape of bones
Title
The shape of bones
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Daniel Galera ; translated by Alison Entrekin
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  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
"A book of visceral and tender beauty whose echoes persist long after the final page." --David Mitchell, author of The Bone Clocks. A coming of age tale of brutal beauty and disarming tenderness from one of Brazil's most exciting young novelists, an author writing in the footsteps of "Roberto Bolaño, Jim Harrison, the Coen brothers and...Denis Johnson" (The New York Times) A young man wakes up at dawn to drive to the Andes, to climb the Cerro Bonete--a mountain untouched by ice axes and climbers, one of the planet's final mountains to be conquered--as an act of heroic bravado, or foolishness. But instead, he finds himself dragged, by the undertow of memory, to Esplanada, the neighborhood he grew up in, to the brotherhood of his old friends, and to the clearing in the woods where he witnessed an act that has run like a scar through the rest of his life. Back in Esplanada, the young man revisits his initiation into adulthood and recalls his boyhood friends who formed a strange and volatile pack. Together they play video games, get drunk around bonfires, pick fights, and goad each other into bike races where the winner is the boy who has the most spectacular crash. Caught between the threat of not being man enough, the desire to please his friends, and the intoxicating contact-high of danger, the boy finds himself following the rules of the pack even as the risks mount. And in a moment that reverberates and repeats itself in new ways in his adulthood, his fantasies of who he is and what it means to be a man come crashing down, and life asserts itself as an endless rehearsal for a heroic moment that may never arrive. From one of Brazil's most dazzling writers, The Shape of Bones is an exhilarating story of mythic power. Daniel Galera has written a pulse-racing novel with the otherworldly wisdom of a parable"--
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1979-
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Galera, Daniel
Dewey number
869.3/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ9698.417.A4
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Entrekin, Alison
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  • Young men
  • Masculinity
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / Crime
  • Masculinity
  • Young men
  • Brazil
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The shape of bones, Daniel Galera ; translated by Alison Entrekin
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rdacontent
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ocn992437404
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9780241964873
Lccn
2017030153
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computer
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EA7B5634-7562-409E-88F0-FBA2BE42F420
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(OCoLC)992437404
Label
The shape of bones, Daniel Galera ; translated by Alison Entrekin
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn992437404
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780241964873
Lccn
2017030153
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EA7B5634-7562-409E-88F0-FBA2BE42F420
System control number
(OCoLC)992437404

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