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Synopsis: [*Read by Armando Duran]
Mapping the geography of identity in a world scarred by a legacy of violence and exile, The Polish Boxer marks the debut of a major new Latin American voice in English.
The Polish Boxer covers a vast landscape of human experience while enfolding a search for origins: a grandson tries to make sense of his grandfather's past and the story behind his numbered tattoo; a Serbian classical pianist longs for his forbidden heritage; a Mayan poet is torn between his studies and filial obligations; a striking young Israeli woman seeks answers in Central America; a university professor yearns for knowledge that he can't find in books and discovers something unexpected at a Mark Twain conference. Drawn to what lies beyond the range of reason, they all reach for the beautiful and fleeting, whether through humor, music, poetry, or unspoken words. Across his encounters with each of them, the narrator -- a Guatemalan literature professor and writer named Eduardo Halfon -- pursues his most enigmatic subject: himself.
[Translators: Daniel Hahn, Ollie Brock, Lisa Dillman, Thomas Bunstead, Anne McLean]
About the Author: EDUARDO HALFON was born in Guatemala City, moved to the United States with his family at the age of ten, went to school in South Florida, studied industrial engineering at North Carolina State University, and then returned to Guatemala to teach literature for eight years at Universidad Francisco Marroquín. Named one of best young Latin American writers by the Hay Festival of Bogota, he is also the recipient of the prestigious Jose María de Pereda Prize for the Short Novel. Although bilingual, Halfon chooses to write in Spanish and has published nine books of fiction. In 2011 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to work on continuing the story The Polish Boxer, which is inspired by his own family history and is the first of his novels to be published in English. Halfon currently lives in Nebraska and travels frequently to Guatemala.
Title: The Polish Boxer
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Binding: Audio CD
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2012. AudioCD. Book Condition: Very Good. 5 BRAND NEW AUDIO CDs. NEW CDs sealed in the shrink wrap. Slight publisher remainder mark. Enjoy this NEW Audio CD performance, GIFT QUALITY for your home and library. Audio Book. Bookseller Inventory # LoveAutmn161453
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Book Description Blackstone Audio Inc, 2012. Compact Disc. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 5.75x5.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1470845512