The Resource The robber of memories : a river journey through Colombia, Michael Jacobs, (ebook)

The robber of memories : a river journey through Colombia, Michael Jacobs, (ebook)

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The robber of memories : a river journey through Colombia
Title
The robber of memories
Title remainder
a river journey through Colombia
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Michael Jacobs
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Language
eng
Summary
Magdalena, a river that courses through the heart of Columbia, connects a violent past with the country's uncertain present. British writer Michael Jacobs struggles to reconcile his love for the land and its people with the dangers that both still present. Determined to eliminate modern conveniences from his journey, he begins traversing the river by tugboat. He makes an exception for a cell phone that maintains a sporadic signal at best, in efforts to keep in touch with his mother suffering from deteriorating health. Jacobs cannot help but notice the irony of his mother's dementia and his travels through Colombian townships with the world's highest incidence of early-onset Alzheimer's. While navigating the mysterious river and unfamiliar territory-both emotionally and geographically-Jacobs comes across Gabriel Garcia M<U+00df>rquez, whose own faltering memory shows a growing obsession with the Magdalena River of his youth. When Jacobs and his companions are apprehended by FARC guerillas who turn out to be as quirky and affable as they are intimidating, life begins to imitate the magical realism of M<U+00df>rquez's signature works. Shortly after being released from captivity, the FARC camp is bombed by the Colombian air force, leaving no likely survivors among his oddly likeable captors. Exploring themes of adventure, endings, and "the utter pointlessness of it all," Jacobs can only forge onward in his reflection of the mystical river
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1952-2014
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Jacobs, Michael
Dewey number
918.61
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Jacobs, Michael
  • García Márquez, Gabriel
  • Magdalena River (Colombia)
  • Magdalena River Valley (Colombia)
  • Alzheimer's disease
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adult
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The robber of memories : a river journey through Colombia, Michael Jacobs, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781619022621
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12252645
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remote
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12252645
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MWT12252645
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The robber of memories : a river journey through Colombia, Michael Jacobs, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781619022621
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12252645
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12252645
System control number
MWT12252645
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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