Fracture Andrés Neuman

Fracture

Author: Andrés Neuman
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Book Title
Fracture
Author
Andrés Neuman
ISBN
9780374158231
Critically acclaimed, prize-winning author Andr s Neuman's Fracture is an ambitious literary novel set against Japan's 2011 nuclear accident in a cross-cultural story about how every society remembers and forgets its catastrophes. Mr. Yoshie Watanabe, a former electronics company executive and a survivor of the atomic bomb, has always lived like a fugitive from his own memories. He's spent decades traveling the world, making a life in different languages, only to find himself home again, living in Tokyo in his old age. On the afternoon of March 11, 2011, Watanabe, like millions of others, is stunned by powerful tremors. A massive earthquake has struck to the north, triggering the Fukushima nuclear disaster--and a stirring of the collective past. As the catastrophe unfolds, Watanabe's mind, too, undergoes a tectonic shift. With his native land yet again under nuclear threat, he braces himself to make the most surprising decision of his nomadic life. Meanwhile, four women who have known him intimately at various points in time narrate their stories to a strangely obsessive Argentinian journalist. Their memories, colored by their respective cultures and describing different ways of loving, trace sociopolitical maps of Paris, New York, Buenos Aires, and Madrid over the course of the twentieth century. The result is a metalingual, border-defying constellation of fractures in life and nature--proof that nothing happens in only one place, that every human event reverberates to the ends of the earth. With unwavering empathy and bittersweet humor, and facing some of the most urgent environmental concerns of our time, Andr s Neuman's Fracture is a powerful novel about the resilience of humankind, and the beauty that can emerge from broken things.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Andrés NeumanPublisher: Farrar, Straus and GirouxPublished: 05/05/2020ISBN: 9780374158231Pages: 368Weight: 1.30lbsSize: 9.20h x 6.20w x 1.30dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2020Publishers Weekly 03/23/2020

Critically acclaimed, prize-winning author Andr s Neuman's Fracture is an ambitious literary novel set against Japan's 2011 nuclear accident in a cross-cultural story about how every society remembers and forgets its catastrophes.

Mr. Yoshie Watanabe, a former electronics company executive and a survivor of the atomic bomb, has always lived like a fugitive from his own memories. He's spent decades traveling the world, making a life in different languages, only to find himself home again, living in Tokyo in his old age. On the afternoon of March 11, 2011, Watanabe, like millions of others, is stunned by powerful tremors. A massive earthquake has struck to the north, triggering the Fukushima nuclear disaster--and a stirring of the collective past. As the catastrophe unfolds, Watanabe's mind, too, undergoes a tectonic shift. With his native land yet again under nuclear threat, he braces himself to make the most surprising decision of his nomadic life.

Meanwhile, four women who have known him intimately at various points in time narrate their stories to a strangely obsessive Argentinian journalist. Their memories, colored by their respective cultures and describing different ways of loving, trace sociopolitical maps of Paris, New York, Buenos Aires, and Madrid over the course of the twentieth century. The result is a metalingual, border-defying constellation of fractures in life and nature--proof that nothing happens in only one place, that every human event reverberates to the ends of the earth.

With unwavering empathy and bittersweet humor, and facing some of the most urgent environmental concerns of our time, Andr s Neuman's Fracture is a powerful novel about the resilience of humankind, and the beauty that can emerge from broken things.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Andrés Neuman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published: 05/05/2020
ISBN: 9780374158231
Pages: 368
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 9.20h x 6.20w x 1.30d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2020
Publishers Weekly 03/23/2020

Critically acclaimed, prize-winning author Andr s Neuman's Fracture is an ambitious literary novel set against Japan's 2011 nuclear accident in a cross-cultural story about how every society remembers and forgets its catastrophes.

Mr. Yoshie Watanabe, a former electronics company executive and a survivor of the atomic bomb, has always lived like a fugitive from his own memories. He's spent decades traveling the world, making a life in different languages, only to find himself home again, living in Tokyo in his old age. On the afternoon of March 11, 2011, Watanabe, like millions of others, is stunned by powerful tremors. A massive earthquake has struck to the north, triggering the Fukushima nuclear disaster--and a stirring of the collective past. As the catastrophe unfolds, Watanabe's mind, too, undergoes a tectonic shift. With his native land yet again under nuclear threat, he braces himself to make the most surprising decision of his nomadic life.

Meanwhile, four women who have known him intimately at various points in time narrate their stories to a strangely obsessive Argentinian journalist. Their memories, colored by their respective cultures and describing different ways of loving, trace sociopolitical maps of Paris, New York, Buenos Aires, and Madrid over the course of the twentieth century. The result is a metalingual, border-defying constellation of fractures in life and nature--proof that nothing happens in only one place, that every human event reverberates to the ends of the earth.

With unwavering empathy and bittersweet humor, and facing some of the most urgent environmental concerns of our time, Andr s Neuman's Fracture is a powerful novel about the resilience of humankind, and the beauty that can emerge from broken things.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Andrés Neuman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published: 05/05/2020
ISBN: 9780374158231
Pages: 368
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 9.20h x 6.20w x 1.30d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2020
Publishers Weekly 03/23/2020