The Resource The stone raft, (ebook)

The stone raft, (ebook)

Label
The stone raft
Title
The stone raft
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A "marvelously amusing" political fable in which part of the European continent breaks off and drifts away on its own (Publishers Weekly, starred review). A Nobel Prize winner who has been called "the Garc<U+00dd>a M<U+00df>rquez of Portugal" (New Statesman) chronicles world events on a human scale in this exhilarating allegorical novel. One day, quite inexplicably, the Iberian Peninsula simply breaks free from the European continent and begins to drift as if it were a sort of stone raft. Panic ensues as residents and tourists attempt to escape, while crowds gather on cliffs to watch the newly formed island sail off into the sea. Meanwhile, five people on the island are drawn together-first by a string of surreal events and then by love. Taking to the road to explore the limits of their now finite land, they find themselves adrift in a world made new by this radical shift in perspective. As bureaucrats ponder what to do about their unusual predicament, the intertwined lives of these five strangers are clarified and forever changed by a physical, spiritual, and sexual voyage to an unknown destination. At once an epic adventure and a profound fable about the state of the European project, The Stone Raft is a "hauntingly lyrical narrative with political, social, and moral underpinnings" (Booklist) that "may be Saramago's finest work" (Los Angeles Times). Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero
Member of
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Saramago, José
Dewey number
869.3/42
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Pontiero, Giovanni
  • hoopla digital
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  • Portuguese fiction
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
The stone raft, (ebook)
Link
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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
9780547545318
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11938331
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11938331
System control number
MWT11938331
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The stone raft, (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
9780547545318
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11938331
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11938331
System control number
MWT11938331
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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