A General Theory of Oblivion

A General Theory of Oblivion

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 25/06/2015
Not available
This product is currently unavailable
Make and edit your lists in your account
No stock available in any shop.


LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL 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.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781846558474
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 432g
  • Dimensions: 219 x 140 x 26 mm

Customer Reviews