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- Description'I prefer a divorce to a funeral.' Realizing that my words, however harsh they may seem, conceal a declaration of love, perhaps the most sincere declaration of love I've ever made to her, she collapses on the sofa and bursts into tears. This is the climax of Uppsala Woods, an amazing vel in which Alvaro Colomer looks at life's painful issues with a light-hearted and, at times, funny edge. When, on his fifth wedding anniversary, Julio gets back home and his wife is where to be found, he feels an omen of doom. From this point forward, the author takes the reader on an increasingly frenzied search for his wife and through the searing abyss faced on a daily basis by those attached to somebody who has grown tired of living. The underlying themes of this humor-ridden drama are loneliness, shame, fear and particularly anger at an impassive society that is unwilling to reflect on one of its worst ailments. When all else fails, the power of love once again turns out to be the only way out.
- Author BiographyAlvaro Colomer (Barcelona, 1973) is a Spanish writer and a journalist. The novels La calle de los suicidio s (Street of Suicides, Mimodrama de una ciudad muerta (Mimedrama of a Dead City) and Uppsala Woods comprise a trilogy about death in the city, casting an outlook on the phenomenon of death and suicide in contemporary society from various points of view. He has also published the non-fiction books Se alquila una mujer (Woman For Hire) and Guardianes de la memoria (Guardians of Memory)-the first, a wide-ranging report about prostitution in Spain featuring short accounts based on true facts, and the second, a travel book dealing with five European locations marked by major historical events (Auschwitz, Chernobyl, Guernica, Transylvania and Lourdes) which was awarded the International Prize for Excellence in Journalism in 2007.
- Author(s)Alvaro Colomer
- PublisherHispabooks Publishing
- Date of Publication27/10/2013
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationMadrid
- Country of PublicationSpain
- ImprintHispabooks Publishing
- Weight254 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Translated byJonathan Dunne
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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