On the Edge

On the Edge

1st paperback ed

Paperback (06 Jul 2017) | English

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Synopsis

The acclaimed novel of Spain's economic crisis - a timely masterpiece.

Under a weak winter sun in small-town Spain, a man discovers a rotting corpse in a marsh. It's a despairing town filled with half-finished housing developments and unemployment, a place defeated by the burst of the economic bubble.

Stuck in the same town is Esteban, his small factory bankrupt, his investments gone, the sole carer to his mute, invalid father. As Esteban's disappointment and fury lead him to form a dramatic plan to reverse financial ruin, other voices float up from the wreckage. Stories of loss twist together to form a kaleidoscopic image of Spain's crisis. And the corpse in the marsh is just one.

Chirbes's rhythmic, torrential style creates a Spanish masterpiece for our age.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099593171
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 863.7
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 421
Weight: 348g
Height: 198mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 31mm