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The Resource Pig's foot : a novel, Carlos Acosta ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne

Pig's foot : a novel, Carlos Acosta ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne

Label
Pig's foot : a novel
Title
Pig's foot
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Carlos Acosta ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Oscar Mandinga, great-grandchild of the founders of a small hamlet of wooden shacks and red earth deep in the Cuban hinterland, is a sardonic teller of tales--some taller than others--of slavery, revolution, family secrets, love, and identity, spanning four generations. But one day Oscar wakes to find himself utterly alone in the world. As the sole descendent of his family line, he is not sure what to do or where he should go, but in the midst of this uncertainty, he holds fast to what his grandfather always told him: 'No man knows who he is until he knows his past, his history, the history of his country.' As Oscar sets out to find his ancestral village of Pata de Puerco and the meaning of the magical pig's-foot amulet he has inherited, the search for his country's hidden history becomes entangled with his search for the truth about himself and his family. Ambitious in scope yet intimate in tone, full of dark comedy, magical story-telling, and startling revelations, Pig's Foot is a dazzling evocation of Cuba's tumultuous history, and a spellbinding debut"--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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1973-
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Acosta, Carlos
Dewey number
863/.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7442.A36
LC item number
P5413 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wynne, Frank
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  • Acosta, Carlos
  • Family secrets
  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Cuba
Target audience
adult
Label
Pig's foot : a novel, Carlos Acosta ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in [English] in Great Britain in 2013"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781620400814
Lccn
2013035126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn849248596
  • (Sirsi) o849248596
  • (OCoLC)849248596
Label
Pig's foot : a novel, Carlos Acosta ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in [English] in Great Britain in 2013"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781620400814
Lccn
2013035126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn849248596
  • (Sirsi) o849248596
  • (OCoLC)849248596

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