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Author Atxaga, Bernardo.

Title Seven houses in France / Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa.

Publication Info. Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION ATXAGA    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F ATXAGA    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Adult Fiction  FIC ATXAGA, B    Check Shelf
Description 250 pages ; 21 cm
Summary The year is 1903, and the garrison of Yangambi on the banks of the River Congo is under the command of Captain Lalande Biran. The captain is also a poet whose ambition is to amass a fortune and return to the literary cafes of Paris. His glamorous wife Christine has a further ambition: to own seven houses in France, a house for every year he has been abroad. At Lalande Biran's side are the ex-legionnaire van Thiegel, a brutal womaniser, and the servile, treacherous Donatien, who dreams of running a brothel. The officers spend their days guarding enslaved rubber-tappers and kidnapping young girls, and at their hands the jungle is transformed into a wild circus of human ambition and absurdity. But everything changes with the arrival of a new officer and brilliant marksman: the enigmatic Chrysostome Liege.
Language Text in English, translated from Spanish; originally published in Basque.
Subject Armies -- Officers -- Fiction.
Poets -- Fiction.
Kidnapping -- Fiction.
Yangambi (Congo) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Imperialism -- Fiction.
Added Author Costa, Margaret Jull. Translator.
Added Title Zazpi etxe Frantzian. English
ISBN 9781555976231 paperback
1555976239 paperback
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