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The Resource The wind whistling in the cranes : a novel, Lídia Jorge ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa and Annie McDermott

The wind whistling in the cranes : a novel, Lídia Jorge ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa and Annie McDermott

Label
The wind whistling in the cranes : a novel
Title
The wind whistling in the cranes
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lídia Jorge ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa and Annie McDermott
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
"This breathtaking saga, set in the now-distant 1990s, tells the story of the landlords and tenants of a derelict canning factory in southern Portugal. The wealthy, always-scheming Leandros have owned the building since before the Carnation Revolution, a peaceful coup that toppled a four-decade-long dictatorship and led to Portugal's withdrawal from its African colonies. It was Leandro matriarch Dona Regina who handed the keys to the Matas, the bustling family from Cape Verde who saw past the dusty machinery and converted the space into a warm-and welcoming-home. When Dona Regina is found dead outside the factory on a holiday weekend, her body covered in black ants, her granddaughter, Milene, investigates. Aware that her aunts and uncles, who are off on vacation, will berate her inability to articulate what has just happened, she approaches the factory riddled with anxiety. Hours later, the Matas return home to find this strange girl hiding behind their clotheslines, and with caution, they take her in . . . "Some said that Milene had been found wandering near the golf course. . . . Still others that she must have spent those five days at the beach, eating raw fish and sleeping out in the open . . ." Days later, the Leandros realize that Milene has become hopelessly entangled with their tenants, and their fear of political and financial ruin sets off a series of events that threatens to uproot the lives of everyone involved. Narrated with passionate, incandescent prose, The Wind Whistling in the Cranes establishes Lídia Jorge as a novelist of extraordinary international resonance"--
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11040543
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DLC
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Jorge, Lídia
Dewey number
869.3/42
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ9272.O69 b V4613 2022
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Costa, Margaret Jull
  • McDermott, Annie
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True
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  • Families
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Portugal
Target audience
adult
Label
The wind whistling in the cranes : a novel, Lídia Jorge ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa and Annie McDermott
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 511 pages
Isbn
9781631497599
Lccn
2021054398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1252850791
Label
The wind whistling in the cranes : a novel, Lídia Jorge ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa and Annie McDermott
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 511 pages
Isbn
9781631497599
Lccn
2021054398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1252850791

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