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The Resource Pig's foot : a novel, Carlos Acosta ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne

Pig's foot : a novel, Carlos Acosta ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne

Label
Pig's foot : a novel
Title
Pig's foot
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Carlos Acosta ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Oscar Kortico, great-grandchild of the founders of a small hamlet in the Cuban hinterland, is a sardonic teller of tales--some taller than others--of slavery, revolution, family secrets, love, and identity that span three generations. One day, Oscar wakes to find that he is alone in the world. As the sole descendent of his family line, he is not sure what to do or where to go, but he holds fast to what his grandfather always told him: "No man knows who he is until he knows hispast, the history of his country."As Oscar sets out to find his ancestral village of Pata de Puerco and the meaning of the magical pig's-foot amulet he has inherited, the search for his country's hidden history becomes entangled with the search for the truth about himself.Ambitious in scope, yet intimate in tone, rippling with vitality and driven by passion, full of dark comedy, magical history, and startling revelations, Pig's Foot is a dazzling evocation of Cuba's tumultuous history--a spellbinding and unexpected debut from an author of many talents"--
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DLC
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1973-
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Acosta, Carlos
Dewey number
863/.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7442.A36
LC item number
P5413 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wynne, Frank.
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  • FICTION / General
  • Acosta, Carlos
Label
Pig's foot : a novel, Carlos Acosta ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013035126
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781620400814
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013035126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Pig's foot : a novel, Carlos Acosta ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013035126
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781620400814
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013035126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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