Faces in the Crowd

ISBN9781566893541
PublisherIPS International
PublishedMay 13, 2014
Pages146
AuthorValeria Luiselli
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.2 Kg.
Height8.4 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth0.5 in.

Faces in the Crowd

Valeria Luiselli

PAPERBACK

May 13, 2014

In Mexico City, a young mother is writing a novel of her days as a translator living in New York. In Harlem, a translator is desperate to publish the works of Gilberto Owen, an obscure Mexican poet. And in Philadelphia, Gilberto Owen recalls his friendship with Lorca, and the young woman he saw in the windows of passing trains. Valeria Luiselli's debut signals the arrival of a major international writer and an unexpected and necessary voice in contemporary fiction.

Get Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli and other contemporary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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ISBN9781566893541
PublisherIPS International
PublishedMay 13, 2014
Pages146
AuthorValeria Luiselli
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.2 Kg.
Height8.4 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth0.5 in.

Synopsis

In Mexico City, a young mother is writing a novel of her days as a translator living in New York. In Harlem, a translator is desperate to publish the works of Gilberto Owen, an obscure Mexican poet. And in Philadelphia, Gilberto Owen recalls his friendship with Lorca, and the young woman he saw in the windows of passing trains. Valeria Luiselli's debut signals the arrival of a major international writer and an unexpected and necessary voice in contemporary fiction.

Get Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli and other contemporary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“Luiselli’s haunting debut novel . . . erodes the concrete borders of everyday life with a beautiful, melancholy contemplation of dissappearance. [T]his elegant novel speaks to the transience of reality. The elusive strands of the young woman and Owen’s narratives intertwine and blur together as Luiselli plays with the idea of time and identity with grace and intuition.”

– Publishers Weekly

“[H]er fiction is shaped by sophisticated plotting, playful characterization, and mesmerizing momentum. Reminiscent of Roberto Bolano and Andre Gide, Luiselli navigates a dynamic, ghostly world between worlds, crisscrossing fact and fiction. Few books are as sure to baffle, surprise, and reward readers as the strange, shifty experiment that is Luiselli’s fiction debut.”

– Booklist

“Valeria Luiselli’s lovely and eccentric first novel is . . . peppered with arresting imagery.”

– The New York Times