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The Resource The Dinner Guest

The Dinner Guest

Label
The Dinner Guest
Title
The Dinner Guest
Statement of responsibility
Gabriela Ybarra ; translated by Natasha Wimmer
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE The story goes that in my family there’s an extra dinner guest at every meal. He’s invisible, but always there. He has a plate, glass, knife and fork. Every so often he appears, casts his shadow over the table, and erases one of those present.The first to vanish was my grandfather. In 1977, three terrorists broke into Gabriela Ybarra’s grandfather’s home, and pointed a gun at him in the shower. This was the last time his family saw him alive, and his kidnapping played out in the press, culminating in his murder. Ybarra first heard the story when she was eight, but it was only after her mother’s death, years later, that she felt the need to go deeper and discover more about her family’s past. The Dinner Guest is a novel, with the feel of documentary non-fiction. It connects two life-changing events – the very public death of Ybarra’s grandfather, and the more private pain as her mother dies from cancer and Gabriela cares for her. Devastating yet luminous, the book is an investigation, marking the arrival of a talented new voice in international fiction
Tone
Writing style
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10661938
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1983-
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Ybarra, Gabriela
Dewey number
863.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Wimmer, Natasha
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True
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Family Sagas
  • General Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Dinner Guest
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:RDH_508294
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781473545724
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Dinner Guest
Control code
BORROWBOX:RDH_508294
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781473545724
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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