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The Resource The house in Smyrna, Tatiana Salem Levy ; translated by Alison Entrekin

The house in Smyrna, Tatiana Salem Levy ; translated by Alison Entrekin

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The house in Smyrna
Title
The house in Smyrna
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Tatiana Salem Levy ; translated by Alison Entrekin
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  • eng
  • por
  • eng
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
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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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10415758
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NOV
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1979-
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Levy, Tatiana Salem
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Portuguese
Literary form
novels
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Entrekin, Alison
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True
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  • Brazilian fiction
  • Grandfathers
  • Young women
  • Families
  • Granddaughters
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • 牺mir (Turkey)
  • Turkey
Target audience
adult
Label
The house in Smyrna, Tatiana Salem Levy ; translated by Alison Entrekin
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Publication
Note
Translation of: A chave de casa
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volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053351350
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Australian edition.
Extent
155 pages
Isbn
9781925106411
Label
The house in Smyrna, Tatiana Salem Levy ; translated by Alison Entrekin
Publication
Note
Translation of: A chave de casa
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053351350
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Australian edition.
Extent
155 pages
Isbn
9781925106411

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