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A luminous republic

Barba, Andrés, 1975-2021
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San Cristóbal is an unremarkable city - small, prosperous and contained by rainforest and river. But then the children arrived. No one knew where they came from: 32 kids, seemingly born of the jungle, speaking an unknown language. At first they scavenged, stealing food and money and absconding to the trees. But their transgressions escalated to violence, and then the city's own children began defecting to join them. Facing complete collapse, municipal forces embark on a hunt to find the kids before the city falls into irreparable chaos. Narrated by the social worker who led the hunt, 'A Luminous Republic' is a suspenseful, anguished novel by Andrés Barba.
Main title:
A luminous republic / Andrés Barba ; translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman ; with a foreword by Edmund White.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Granta Books, 2021.
Collation:
208 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Translated from the Spanish.
ISBN:
9781846276941 (pbk. :)
Dewey class:
863.7
Language:
EnglishSpanish
BRN:
5056844
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