A General Theory of Oblivion

A General Theory of Oblivion

1st paperback ed

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Synopsis

WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2017

A finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2016

The brilliant new novel from the winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

On the eve of Angolan independence, Ludo bricks herself into her apartment, where she will remain for the next thirty years. She lives off vegetables and pigeons, burns her furniture and books to stay alive and keeps herself busy by writing her story on the walls of her home.

The outside world slowly seeps into Ludo's life through snippets on the radio, voices from next door, glimpses of a man fleeing his pursuers and a note attached to a bird's foot. Until one day she meets Sabalu, a young boy from the street who climbs up to her terrace.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780099593126
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 869.35
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 184g
Height: 199mm
Width: 134mm
Spine width: 17mm