My Documents

My Documents

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"'My Documents' is the latest work from Alejandro Zambra, the award-winning Chilean writer whose first novel was heralded as the dawn of a new era in Chilean literature, and described by Junot Díaz as 'a total knockout.' Now, in his first short story collection, Zambra gives us eleven stories of liars and ghosts, armed bandits and young lovers--brilliant portraits of life in Chile before and after Pinochet. The cumulative effect is that of a novel--or of eleven brief novels, intimate and uncanny, archived until now in a desktop folder innocuously called 'My Documents.' Zambra's remarkable vision and erudition is on full display here; this book offers clear evidence of a sublimely talented writer working at the height of his powers."--Provided from Amazon.com
Publisher: San Francisco : McSweeney's, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781940450520
1940450527
Branch Call Number: FIC Zamb
Characteristics: 241 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: McDowell, Megan - Translator

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Nov 02, 2015

By the end of these 11 short stories, one feels that one has in fact read a novel. The border between autobiography and fiction is blurred, and memory is called into question. There is no strong narrative, yet the whole is greater than the parts. Overall, the reader is left with a feeling of disengagement.

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