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Punto de lectura > Siete casas en Francia

Punto de lectura Siete casas en Francia

  • By Bernardo Atxaga
  • Price: £12.75
  • ISBN: 9788466324021
  • Availability: Limited Stock

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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.

This is an outstanding new novel from the critically acclaimed and prizewinning author Bernardo Atxaga, "Seven Houses in France" is a blackly comic tale which reveals the darkest sides of human desire.

Title details

Series Punto de lectura Title Siete casas en Francia
Subject Spanish Language Spanish
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date April 2010 Authors Bernardo Atxaga
Binding Paperback Pages 272
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 205
ESB Code 27687 ISBN 9788466324021
Inspection Copy No Delivery Limited Stock
  Price £12.75

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