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The Low Voices (Hardback)

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The Low Voices is a novel about life, it is life itself telling stories, it is the memory of the quiet voices of the people I got to know.



The Low Voices draws on a patchwork of memories from Rivas's early life under Franco. There's his beloved elder sister, Maria; his mother, the verbivore; his father, a construction worker with vertigo; and a supporting cast of local priests, chatty hairdressers, wolf hunters and monstrous carnival effigies.



The book is full of wonderful personal stories, set against a background of the ravages of the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath at home, and the wider world as Coca-Cola sets up a factory nearby and news comes in of men landing on the moon.



A brilliant coming-of-age novel from one of Spain's greatest storytellers, The Low Voices is a humorous and philosophical take on memory, belonging, and the nature of storytelling itself.

Fiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 14/07/2016 ISBN-13: 9781846558672  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Manuel Rivas was born in Coruna in 1957, and writes in the Galician language of north-west Spain. He is well known for his journalism, as well as for his prizewinning short stories and novels, which include the internationally acclaimed The Carpenter's Pencil and Books Burn Badly. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages.

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