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The Resource How to order the universe : a novel, María José Ferrada ; translated by Elizabeth Bryer

How to order the universe : a novel, María José Ferrada ; translated by Elizabeth Bryer

Label
How to order the universe : a novel
Title
How to order the universe
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
María José Ferrada ; translated by Elizabeth Bryer
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"For seven-year-old M, the world is guided by a firm set of principles, based on her father D's life as a traveling salesman. Enchanted by her father's trade, M convinces him to take her along on his routes, selling hardware supplies amid the backdrop of Pinochet-era Chile. As she becomes part of a tight-knit community of fellow salesmen and grifters, M is regaled with parables and anecdotes that inform her "parallel education," D's excuse for letting her skip school without M's mother's knowledge. As father and daughter trek from town to town in their old Renault, M's memories and thoughts become tied to a language of rural commerce, philosophy, the cosmos, hardware products, and ghosts. M, in her innocence, barely notices the rising tensions and precarious nature of their work, until she and her father connect with an enigmatic photographer, E, whose presence threatens to upend the whimsical life they've created"--
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Tone
Writing style
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10945992
Cataloging source
DLC
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1977-
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Ferrada, María José
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1986-
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Bryer, Beth
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True
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  • Traveling sales personnel
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Chile
Target audience
general
Label
How to order the universe : a novel, María José Ferrada ; translated by Elizabeth Bryer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in Spanish as 'Kramp'
  • Includes reader's guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781951142308
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2020037761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1191456712
Label
How to order the universe : a novel, María José Ferrada ; translated by Elizabeth Bryer
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in Spanish as 'Kramp'
  • Includes reader's guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781951142308
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2020037761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1191456712

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