The People of Paper

The People of Paper - A Harvest Book

1st Harvest Edition

Paperback (13 Nov 2006)

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The People of Paper is an astonishing debut novel about the anguish of lost love. Author Salvador Plascencia, a "once-in-a-generation talent" (George Saunders), weaves together the stories of a large cast of colorful characters, including: a disgruntled monk, a gang of carnation pickers, and a woman made of paper.

Plascencia intertwines the fantastic with the absurd in a humorous and heartfelt portrayal of the human condition. Haunting in its imagery, The People of Paper is at once universal in its themes and unique in its telling.

Readers of Gabriel Garcìa Márquez and James Joyce will enjoy this inventive novel that stays with you long after you've read it.

The People of Paper was named best book of the year in 2006 by the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, and the Financial Times.

Book information

ISBN: 9780156032117
Publisher: HMH Books
Imprint: Mariner Books
Pub date:
Edition: 1st Harvest Edition
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 245
Weight: 340g
Height: 240mm
Width: 160mm
Spine width: 15mm