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Father and Son: A Lifetime free pdf Many authors have wrestled with the death of a father in their writing, but few have grappled so fiercely or as powerfully as the brilliant Spanish writer Marcos Giralt Torrente does in Father and Son, the mesmerizing and discomfiting memoir that won him Spain's highest literary award, the National Book Award. Giralt Torrente is best known for his fiction - which has only recently begun to appear in translation in the United States - but it is in this often savage memoir that his full gifts explode. When his father is diagnosed with cancer, the author is struck by the blunt force of it all. Father and Son weaves in history and personal narrative to attempt to do justice to a relationship that the author finds difficult to reflect upon - but one that he can't escape. In the end, the reader is left with an account that is neither homage nor reckoning, but instead an indelible dual portrait of a father and his son. When McSweeney's published The End of Love, the reviewer for Booklist wrote: "Torrente propels characters through time, jumping hours, weeks, and years (covering, at one point, decades in a single clause), building tension with Roberto Bolano-like accumulation of plot...This is Torrente's first book to appear in English. With luck, the first of many." Father and Son is an uncommonly gripping memoir by an uncommonly talented international writer.

About Marcos Giralt Torrente

Marcos Giralt Torrente was born in Madrid in 1968 and is the author of three novels, a novella, and a book of short stories. He was a writer in residence at the Spanish Academy in Rome and at the University of Aberdeen, and was part of the Berlin Artists-in-Residence Programme in 2002 2003. He is the recipient of several distinguished awards, including the Spanish National Book Award in 2011. His works have been translated into French, German, Greek, Italian, Korean, and Portuguese. Natasha Wimmer is a translator who has worked on Roberto Bolano's "2666," for which she was awarded the PEN Translation prize in 2009, and "The Savage Detectives." She lives in New York."

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Author : Marcos Giralt Torrente
Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
Data Published : 24 September 2014
ISBN : 0374277710
EAN : 9780374277710
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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