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Blue flowers / Carola Saavedra ; translated by Daniel Hahn.

Saavedra, Carola, 1973- (author.). Hahn, Daniel, (translator.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Emmaus Public Library FIC SAAVEDRA, CAROLA (Text) 36446002009986 New Adult Checked Out 07/01/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594631757
  • ISBN: 1594631751
  • Physical Description: 201 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead books, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in Portuguese in 2008 by Companhia das Letras, Brazil, as "Flores azuis"
Summary, etc.:
"Marcos has just been through a divorce and moved into a new apartment. He feels alienated from his ex-wife, from his daughter, from society; everything feels flat and fake to him. He begins to receive letters at his new address from an anonymous troubled woman who signs off as A. and who clearly believes she is writing to the former tenant, her ex-lover, in the aftermath of a violent heartbreak. Marcos falls under the spell of the manic, hypnotic missives and for the first time in years, something moves him. Blue Flowers alternates between the letters detailing the dissolution of A.'s relationship, and Marcos' growing fixation with this damaged person. The letters become a kind of exorcism as both A.'s epistolary affair and Marcos' personal life reach a crisis point. Possessed by A., he is driven to discover her true identity. Blue Flowers is a dark portrait of desire, undermining accepted truths about love and sex, violence and fear, men and women." -- Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
Translated from the Portuguese.
Subject: Letter writing > Fiction.
Letters > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Divorced people > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Epistolary fiction.
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