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The Resource Among the lost, Emiliano Monge ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne

Among the lost, Emiliano Monge ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne

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Among the lost
Title
Among the lost
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Emiliano Monge ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne
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Language
eng
Summary
In the desolate wastelands between the sierra and the jungle, under an all-seeing, unforgiving sun, a single day unfolds as relentlessly as those that have gone before. People are trafficked and brutalised, illegal migrants are cheated of their money, their dreams, their very names, even as countless others scrabble to cross the border, trying to reach a land they call El Paraíso. In this grim inferno, a fierce love has blossomed - one that was born in pain and cruelty, and one that will live or die on this day. Estela and Epitafio too were trafficked, they grew together in the brutal orphanage, fell in love, but were ripped apart. They have played an ugly role in the very system that abused them, and done the bidding of the brutal old priest for too long. They have traded in migrants, put children to work as slaves, hacked off limbs and lives without a thought, though they have never forgotten the memory of their own shackles. Like the immigrants whose hopes they extinguish, they long to be free; free to be together and alone. Here in an unnamed land that could be a Mexico reimagined by Breughel and Dante, on the border between purgatory and inferno, where Paradise is the mouth of hell and cruelty the only currency, lives are spent, bartered and indentured for it. Must all be bankrupt among the lost?
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Summary
In the desolate wastelands between the sierra and the jungle, under an all-seeing, unforgiving sun, a single day unfolds as relentlessly as those that have gone before. People are trafficked and brutalised, illegal migrants are cheated of their money, their dreams, their very names, even as countless others scrabble to cross the border, trying to reach a land they call El Paraiso
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10787422
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
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Monge, Emiliano
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1978-
  • 1265-1321
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Wynne, Frank
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True
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  • Human trafficking
  • Organized crime
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Immigrants
Target audience
adult
Label
Among the lost, Emiliano Monge ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne
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Publication
Note
"First published in Spanish as Las tierras arrasadas by Literatura Random House in 2015"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064868041
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9781925322804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1084730629
Label
Among the lost, Emiliano Monge ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne
Publication
Note
"First published in Spanish as Las tierras arrasadas by Literatura Random House in 2015"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064868041
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9781925322804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1084730629

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