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Under the Dust (Paperback)
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Under the Dust (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 216 Pages / Published: 16/03/2007
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Exploring a boy's childhood in Barcelona during the Franco dictatorship, "Under the Dust" is based on the autobiographical experience of prize-winning Catalan author Jordi Coca. In period and location - an oppressive late 1940s and early 50s when the dictatorship's repression was strongly felt at all levels of people's everyday lives - the novel echoes the recent bestseller "The Shadow of the Wind". But the affecting closeness of the boy's first-person narrative and its pitiless realism set this book apart. The boy's bewildered responses to his father's violence and authoritarianism are played out at home and in a neighbourhood dominated by street gangs, where politics is never more than a block away. This novel was awarded the Sant Jordi prize in 2000. "A tough implacable novel that makes no concessions...its ending has a rawness to chill the spirit of the hardiest reader." - Avui.

Publisher: Parthian Books
ISBN: 9781905762392
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 91 g
Dimensions: 215 x 135 x 15 mm

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