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The Resource The invention of Ana : a novel, Mikkel Rosengaard ; translated by Caroline Waight

The invention of Ana : a novel, Mikkel Rosengaard ; translated by Caroline Waight

Label
The invention of Ana : a novel
Title
The invention of Ana
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mikkel Rosengaard ; translated by Caroline Waight
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • dan
  • eng
Summary
"Combining the infectious narration of Nick Hornby's Funny Girl, the philosophical lyricism of Roberto Bolano's The Savage Detectives, and the mesmerizing power of Anna North's The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, a breathtaking debut, brimming with youthful brio and irresistible humour, that chronicles a young man's friendship with a most peculiar artist. On a rooftop in Brooklyn on a spring night, a young intern and would-be writer, newly arrived from Copenhagen, meets the intriguing Ana Ivan. Clever and funny, with an air of mystery and melancholia, Ana is a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self-proclaimed time traveller. She is also bad luck, she confesses; she is from a cursed Romanian lineage. Before long, the intern finds himself seduced by Ana's enthralling stories -- of her unlucky countrymen; of her parents' romance during the worst years of Nicolae Ceaucescu's dictatorship; of a Daylight Savings switchover gone horribly wrong. Ana also introduces him to her latest artistic endeavour. Following the astronomical rather than the Gregorian calendar, she is trying to alter her sense of time -- an experiment that will lead her to live in complete darkness for one month. Descending into the blackness with Ana, the intern slowly loses touch with his own existence, entangling himself in the lives of Ana, her starry-eyed mother Maria, and her raging math-prodigy father Ciprian. Peeling back the layers of her past, he eventually discovers the perverse tragedy that has haunted Ana's family for decades and shaped her journey from the streets of Bucharest to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and finally to New York City. The Invention of Ana blurs the lines between narrative and memory, perception and reality, identity and authenticity. In his stunning debut novel, Mikkel Rosengaard illuminates the profound power of stories to alter the world around us - -and the lives of the ones we love"--
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Summary
Meeting a beautiful performance artist who claims she is from a cursed Romanian family, an aspiring young writer is entranced by the woman's history-laden stories about her relatives and her experimentation with altering her perception of time by immersing herself in darkness for one month
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Storyline
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Character
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10619967
Cataloging source
DLC
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1987-
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Rosengaard, Mikkel
Dewey number
839.8138
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Danish
Literary form
fiction
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Waight, Caroline
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True
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  • Interns
  • Performance artists
  • Friendship
  • Voyages and travels
  • City and town life
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The invention of Ana : a novel, Mikkel Rosengaard ; translated by Caroline Waight
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060756414
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780062679079
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017036753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987628231
Label
The invention of Ana : a novel, Mikkel Rosengaard ; translated by Caroline Waight
Publication
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
000060756414
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780062679079
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017036753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987628231

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