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The Resource Like a fading shadow, Antonio Muñoz Molina ; translated from the Spanish by Camilo A. Ramirez

Like a fading shadow, Antonio Muñoz Molina ; translated from the Spanish by Camilo A. Ramirez

Label
Like a fading shadow
Title
Like a fading shadow
Statement of responsibility
Antonio Muñoz Molina ; translated from the Spanish by Camilo A. Ramirez
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Contributor
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On April 4th 1968, Martin Luther King was murdered by a man named James Earl Ray. Before Ray's capture and sentencing to 99 years' imprisonment, he evaded the FBI for two months as he crossed the globe under various aliases. At the heart of his story is Lisbon, where he spent ten days attempting to acquire an Angolan visa. Like a Fading Shadow traces three journeys to the city: Ray's desperate attempt to evade justice in 1968; a research trip undertaken by the young Muñoz Molina for his breakthrough novel Winter in Lisbon in 1987; and the return journey taken by the novelist as he attempts to reconstruct these twin stories from the instability of the past, and interrogates his own obsession with one of the twentieth century's most notorious figures
Member of
Summary
Based on recently declassified FBI files, this novel imagines James Earl Ray’s last days of freedom in Lisbon, where he fled after assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, evading authorities through Canada and London to await a visa to Angola
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10570647
Cataloging source
NWPL
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1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Muñoz Molina, Antonio
Dewey number
863.7
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ramirez, Camilo A.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • King, Martin Luther
  • Ray, James Earl
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Lisbon (Portugal)
Target audience
adult
Label
Like a fading shadow, Antonio Muñoz Molina ; translated from the Spanish by Camilo A. Ramirez
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published as Como la sombra que se va in 2014 by Seix Barral, Barcelona, Spain. First published in this translation in 2017 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000061238913
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781781258934
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)990846899
Label
Like a fading shadow, Antonio Muñoz Molina ; translated from the Spanish by Camilo A. Ramirez
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published as Como la sombra que se va in 2014 by Seix Barral, Barcelona, Spain. First published in this translation in 2017 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000061238913
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781781258934
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)990846899

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