Faces in the Crowd
Faces in the Crowd

Faces in the Crowd

Valeria Luiselli & Christina MacSweeney
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A stunningly imaginative and witty debut novel about passion, identity and ghostly existences from an exciting new voice in Latin American literature.
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In the heart of Mexico City a woman, trapped in a house and a marriage she can neither fully inhabit nor abandon, thinks about her past.She has decided to write a novel about her days at a publishing house in New York; about the strangers who became lovers and the poets and ghosts who once lived in her neighbourhood. In particular, one of the obsessions of her youth - Gilberto Owen - an obscure Mexican poet of the 1920s, a marginal figure of the Harlem Renaissance, a busker on Manhattan's subway platforms, a friend and an enemy of Federico Garcia Lorca.

As she writes, Gilberto Owen comes to life on the page: a solitary, faceless man living on the edges of Harlem's writing and drinking circles at the beginning of the Great Depression, haunted by the ghostly image of a woman travelling on the New York subway. Mutually distorting mirrors, their two lives connect across the decades between them, forming a single elegy of love and loss.

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ISBN 9781847085078
Publisher Granta Books
Format Paperback
Pages 160
Publication date 2 May 2013

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