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Delirium : Vintage International - Laura Restrepo

Delirium

Vintage International

Paperback Published: 11th March 2008
ISBN: 9780307278043
Number Of Pages: 320

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In this remarkably nuanced novel, both a gripping detective story and a passionate, devastating tale of eros and insanity in Colombia, internationally acclaimed author Laura Restrepo delves into the minds of four characters. There's Agustina, a beautiful woman from an upper-class family who is caught in the throes of madness; her husband Aguilar, a man passionately in love with his wife and determined to rescue her from insanity; Agustina's former lover Midas, a drug-trafficker and money-launderer; and Nicol�s, Agustina's grandfather. Through the blend of these distinct voices, Restrepo creates a searing portrait of a society battered by war and corruption, as well as an intimate look at the daily lives of people struggling to stay sane in an unstable reality.

Industry Reviews

"Stunning, dense, complex, mind-blowing. . . . This novel goes far above politics, right up into high art." --The Washington Post Book World"One of the finest novels written in recent memory." --Jose Saramago"Masterful. . . . Literary dynamite." --The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel "Every word in Delirium is perfectly chosen, painfully honest and brutally effective. Restrepo chooses her words like a poet, with infinite care." --The Philadelphia Inquirer"A disconcertingly lovely book, and its depiction of Colombian society at an awful moment in its history is sharp, vivid, utterly persuasive." --The New York Times Book Review

ISBN: 9780307278043
ISBN-10: 0307278042
Series: Vintage International
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 11th March 2008
Publisher: Vintage
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 13.34 x 20.96  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.25

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