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The Resource Humiliation : stories, Paulina Flores ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell

Humiliation : stories, Paulina Flores ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell

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Humiliation : stories
Title
Humiliation
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Paulina Flores ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
The nine mesmerizing stories in Humiliation, translated from the Spanish by Man Booker International Prize finalist Megan McDowell, present us with a Chile we seldom see in fiction: port cities marked by poverty and brimming with plans of rebellion; apartment buildings populated with dominant mothers and voyeuristic neighbors; library steps that lead students to literature, but also into encounters with other arts--those of seduction, self-delusion, sabotage. In these pages, a father walks through the scorching heat of Santiago's streets with his two daughters in tow. Jobless and ashamed, he takes them into a stranger's house, a place that will become the site of the greatest humiliation of his life. In an impoverished fishing town, four teenage boys try to allay their boredom during an endless summer by translating lyrics from the Smiths into Spanish using a stolen dictionary. Their dreams of fame and glory twist into a plan to steal musical instruments from a church, an obsession that prevents one of them from anticipating a devastating ending. Meanwhile a young woman goes home with a charismatic man after finding his daughter wandering lost in a public place. She soon discovers, like so many characters in this book, that fortuitous encounters can be deceptions in disguise. Themes of pride, shame, and disgrace--small and large, personal and public--tie the stories in this collection together. Humiliation becomes revelation as we watch Paulina Flores's characters move from an age of innocence into a world of conflicting sensations."--Provided by publisher
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YDX
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1988-
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Flores, Paulina
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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McDowell, Megan
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  • Humiliation
  • Shame
  • Chile
  • Chile
Label
Humiliation : stories, Paulina Flores ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1083706463
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781948226240
Lccn
2018965037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083706463
Label
Humiliation : stories, Paulina Flores ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1083706463
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781948226240
Lccn
2018965037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083706463

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