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A General Theory of Oblivion

by José Eduardo Agualusa
Daniel Hahn

eBook

Shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2017

A finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2016

The brilliant new novel from the winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

On the eve of Angolan independence, Ludo bricks herself into her apartment, where she will remain for the next thirty years. She lives off vegetables and pigeons, burns her furniture and books to stay alive and keeps herself busy by writing her story on the walls of her home.

The outside world slowly seeps into Ludo's life through snippets on the radio, voices from next door, glimpses of a man fleeing his pursuers and a note attached to a bird's foot. Until one day she meets Sabalu, a young boy from the street who climbs up to her terrace.


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Publisher: Random House

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781448191543
  • File size: 1115 KB
  • Release date: June 25, 2015

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781448191543
  • File size: 1170 KB
  • Release date: June 25, 2015

Formats

OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

Shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2017

A finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2016

The brilliant new novel from the winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

On the eve of Angolan independence, Ludo bricks herself into her apartment, where she will remain for the next thirty years. She lives off vegetables and pigeons, burns her furniture and books to stay alive and keeps herself busy by writing her story on the walls of her home.

The outside world slowly seeps into Ludo's life through snippets on the radio, voices from next door, glimpses of a man fleeing his pursuers and a note attached to a bird's foot. Until one day she meets Sabalu, a young boy from the street who climbs up to her terrace.


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