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No Word from Gurb
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No Word from Gurb (Paperback)

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A shape-shifting extraterrestrial named Gurb has disappeared in Barcelona, having assumed the form of Madonna, whose image he glimpses on a street poster. His partner, desperate to get him back, goes about trying to find him in a more discreet guise, scrupulously writing his observations in a diary ...No stone is left unturned, no danger too much, in the search for his old pal Gurb in the topsy-turvy world of planet Earth. "No Word From Gurb" is a riotous satire highlighting the contradictions of Western society in a lively, intelligent and sweetly ironic way.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismFiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Saqi Books Publication Date: 29/03/2007 ISBN-13: 9781846590160  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Eduardo Mendoza is a celebrated Spanish novelist. He won the Premio Planeta prize in 2010 for his novel Rina de gatos: Madrid, 1936. His other novels include The City of Marvels, The Year of the Flood and The Mystery of the Enchanted Crypt. He lives in Barcelona, Spain. About the translator: Nick Caistor's translations include The Buenos Aires Quintet by Manuel Vazquez Montalban and works by Eduardo Mendoza, Juan Marse, Alan Pauls and Guillermo Orsi.

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