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The Resource The House in Smyrna

The House in Smyrna

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The House in Smyrna
Title
The House in Smyrna
Statement of responsibility
Tatiana Salem Levy; Alison Entrekin, translator
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Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE 2015 ENGLISH PEN AWARD From one of Granta's Best Young Brazilian Novelists comes a startling and powerful story about returning to one's origins in order to move forward.In Rio de Janeiro, a woman suffering from a mysterious illness, which is eroding her body and mind, decides to accept a challenge from her grandfather: to take the key to the house where he grew up — in the Turkish city of Smyrna — and open the door.As she embarks on this pilgrimage, she begins to write of her progress. The writing soon becomes an exploration of her family's legacy of displacement in Europe, told in several narrative strands. Sifting through family stories — her grandfather's migration from Turkey to Brazil, her parents' exile in Portugal under the Brazilian military dictatorship, her mother's death, and her own love affair with a violent man — she traces her family's history in a journey to make sense of the past and to understand her place in it.With an epic sweep of time and place — traversing Brazil, Turkey, and Portugal — this is a profoundly moving portrait of a young woman finding her way back into life. Spare, heartfelt, and evocative, The House in Smyrna is an unforgettable story from one of the most accomplished and original new voices in Brazil. PRAISE FOR TATIANA SALEM LEVY '[A] beautiful book, acute and deeply felt, every word earned and revealing.' The Age 'Light-footed and subtle.' The Independent
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Summary
In Rio de Janeiro, a woman suffering from a mysterious illness, which is eroding her body and mind, decides to accept a challenge from her grandfather: to take the key to the house where he grew up - in the Turkish city of Smyrna - and open the door. As she embarks on this pilgrimage, she begins to write of her progress. The writing soon becomes an exploration of her family's legacy of displacement in Europe, told in several narrative strands. Sifting through family stories - her grandfather's migration from Turkey to Brazil, her parents' exile in Portugal under the Brazilian military dictatorship, her mother's death, and her own love affair with a violent man - she traces her family's history in a journey to make sense of the past and to understand her place in it.
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Storyline
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NOV
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1979-
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  • Levy, Tatiana Salem
  • Entrekin, Alison
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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Entrekin, Alison
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
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The House in Smyrna
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:94b2c5b5-88f5-4855-aa05-7a7ff8184892
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925113600
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optical disk
Label
The House in Smyrna
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:94b2c5b5-88f5-4855-aa05-7a7ff8184892
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925113600
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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