A General Theory of Oblivion

by Jose Eduardo Agualusa

Rating: 4     6 Votes

Tags: Set in ANGOLA Male author

A General Theory of Oblivion

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WINNER OF 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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Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Ruben
(2 months ago)
16 Sep, 2022
This is from Angola, not Brazil
Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for ReadATWC
(2 months ago)
16 Sep, 2022
Thank you for the feedback. We will check and update the listing.

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Challenge: Read Around South America Challenge
Country: Brazil flag Brazil
Language: EN
Genre: Historical fiction
Recommended: 12 Jan 2018

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