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Author Halfon, Eduardo, 1971- author.

Title Mourning / Eduardo Halfon ; translated by Lisa Dillman & Daniel Hahn.

Publication Info. New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2018.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Woodstock PL Adult Fiction - WOLY-11  FICTION HALFON    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 155 pages ; 19 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Originally published in Spanish in 2017 as Duelo by Libros del Asteroide."--Title page verso.
Summary In Mourning, Eduardo Halfon's eponymous narrator travels to Poland, Italy, the U.S., and the Guatemalan countryside in search of secrets he can barely name. He follows memory's strands back to his maternal roots in Jewish Poland and to the contradictory, forbidden stories of his father's Lebanese-Jewish immigrant family, specifically surrounding the long-ago childhood death by drowning of his uncle Salomón. But what, or who, really killed Salomón? As he goes deeper, he realizes that the truth lies buried in his own past, in the brutal Guatemala of the 1970s and his subsequent exile to the American South.
Subject Jewish diaspora -- Fiction.
Jews -- Guatemala -- Fiction.
Jewish families -- Fiction.
Children -- Death -- Fiction.
Guatemala -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Autobiographical fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Added Author Dillman, Lisa, translator.
Hahn, Daniel, translator.
Added Title Duelo. English
Other Form: Online version: Halfon, Eduardo. Mourning. First edition. New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2018 9781942658450 (DLC) 2018000057
Standard No. 40028301676
ISBN 9781942658443 (trade paperback)
1942658443 (trade paperback)

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