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Fracture

Audiobook
Fiction: General
Unabridged   14 hour(s)
Publication date: 05/05/2020

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Fracture

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696600828

Summary

Critically acclaimed, prize-winning author Andrés Neuman’s Fracture is an ambitious literary novel set against Japan’s 2011 nuclear accident in a cross-cultural story about how every society remembers and forgets its catastrophes.

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Critically acclaimed, prize-winning author Andrés Neuman’s Fracture is an ambitious literary novel set against Japan’s 2011 nuclear accident in a cross-cultural story about how every society remembers and forgets its catastrophes.

An earthquake unnerves Tokyo on March 11, 2011, triggering the Fukushima nuclear disaster—and a tectonic stirring of the collective past. Mr. Yoshie Watanabe, an aging executive at an electronics company and a survivor of the atomic bomb, feels as though he is a fugitive of his own memory. As the seams of his country threaten to come undone yet again, he braces himself to make the biggest decision of his life.

Meanwhile, four women narrate their own memories of Watanabe to an enigmatic Argentinian reporter investigating his life. Their stories, told in different languages and describing different loves, map a sociopolitical tour of Tokyo, Paris, New York, Buenos Aires, and Madrid, proving that nothing ever happens in one place, that every human event reverberates to the ends of the earth.

Reviews/Praise

“Neuman is a literary alchemist . . . [Fracture is] a moving meditation on the reverberating waves that shape us and the inescapable impermanence of life.” ―Kirkus Reviews

"Stirring . . . Neuman slowly builds meaning in the book’s recursive structure and language . . . This weighty meditation on human interconnection is well worth a look." ―Publishers Weekly

Author Bio

Andrés Neuman was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists and was elected to the Bogotá-39 list. His novel Traveler of the Century was the winner of the Alfaguara Prize and the National Critics Prize, Spain's two most prestigious literary awards.