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A little lumpen novelita / Roberto Bolaño ; translated by Natasha Wimmer.

By: Bolaño, Roberto, 1953-2003 [author.].
Contributor(s): Wimmer, Natasha [translator.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, [2014]Edition: First edition.Description: 109 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780811223355; 0811223353.Uniform titles: Novelita lumpen. English Subject(s): Young women -- Fiction | Life change events -- Fiction | Self-actualization (Psychology) in women -- Fiction | Life change events | Self-actualization (Psychology) in women | Young women | Rome (Italy) -- Fiction | Italy -- RomeGenre/Form: Fiction. | Psychological fiction.DDC classification: 863/.64 Summary: "'ow I am a mother and a married woman, but not long ago I led a life of crime' so Bianca begins her tale of growing up the hard way in Rome in A Little Lumpen Novelita. Orphaned overnight as a teenager--'ur parents died in a car crash on their first vacation without us'-she drops out of school, gets a crappy job. At night, she is plagued by a terrible brightness, and soon she drifts into bad company. Her little brother brings home two petty criminals who need a place to stay. As the four of them share the family apartment and plot a strange crime, Bianca learns she can drift lower... Electric and tense with foreboding, with its jagged, propulsive short chapters beautifully translated by Natasha Wimmer, A Little Lumpen Novelita--one of the last novels Roberto Bolaño published--delivers a surprising, fractured tale of taking control of one's fate." --
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"Originally published in Spanish as Una novelita lumpen in 2002" -- Title page verso.

"A New Directions Book"--Title page.

"'ow I am a mother and a married woman, but not long ago I led a life of crime' so Bianca begins her tale of growing up the hard way in Rome in A Little Lumpen Novelita. Orphaned overnight as a teenager--'ur parents died in a car crash on their first vacation without us'-she drops out of school, gets a crappy job. At night, she is plagued by a terrible brightness, and soon she drifts into bad company. Her little brother brings home two petty criminals who need a place to stay. As the four of them share the family apartment and plot a strange crime, Bianca learns she can drift lower... Electric and tense with foreboding, with its jagged, propulsive short chapters beautifully translated by Natasha Wimmer, A Little Lumpen Novelita--one of the last novels Roberto Bolaño published--delivers a surprising, fractured tale of taking control of one's fate." --

In English, translated from the Spanish.

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