By A. G. Porta
Hailed via Spain's Revista Quimera as one of many best ten Spanish-language novels of the last decade, along Bolaño's 2666, Vila-Matas's Bartleby & Co., and Marías's Your Face the next day to come, the numerous layers of The No international Concerto focus on an previous screenwriter, holed up in a shabby resort on the way to write a screenplay approximately his lover, a tender piano prodigy who wishes in flip to renounce track and develop into a author, and believes she could be in touch with creatures from one other measurement. moving without difficulty among realities, The No international Concerto is a pleasant and prismatic novel, and the 1st of A. G. Porta's books to seem in English, eventually becoming a member of these of his early writing accomplice Roberto Bolaño.
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No World Concerto (Spanish Literature Series) by A. G. Porta