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The Resource Umami, Laia Jufresa ; translated by Sophie Hughes

Umami, Laia Jufresa ; translated by Sophie Hughes

Label
Umami
Title
Umami
Statement of responsibility
Laia Jufresa ; translated by Sophie Hughes
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Deep in the heart of Mexico City, where five houses cluster around a sun-drenched courtyard, lives Ana, a precocious twelve-year-old still coming to terms with the mysterious death of her little sister years earlier. Over the rainy, smoggy summer she decides to plant a vegetable garden in the courtyard, and as she digs the ground and plants her seeds, her neighbours in turn delve into their past. As the ripple effects of grief, childlessness, illness and displacement saturate their stories, secrets seep out and questions emerge. Who was my wife? Why did my mum leave? Can I turn back the clock? And how could a girl who knew how to swim drown? Using five voices to tell the singular story of life in an inner city mews, Umami is a quietly devastating novel of missed encounters, missed opportunities, missed people, and those who are left behind
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Summary
Burying herself in Agatha Christie novels to forget the mysterious death of her little sister years earlier, Ana, a precocious 12-year-old who lives in the heart of Mexico City, decides to plant a milpa in her backyard, which prompts her neighbors to dig into their own pasts, unearthing secrets and questions
Theme
Tone
Writing style
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10528011
Cataloging source
SALS
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1983-
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Jufresa, Laia
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Hughes, Sophie
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True
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  • City and town life
  • Sisters
  • Neighbours
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Mexico
Target audience
adult
Label
Umami, Laia Jufresa ; translated by Sophie Hughes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Spanish as "Umami": Penguin Random House Editorial, 2015
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
000058004135
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
273 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781780748917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)934606854
Label
Umami, Laia Jufresa ; translated by Sophie Hughes
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Spanish as "Umami": Penguin Random House Editorial, 2015
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
000058004135
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
273 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781780748917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)934606854

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