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The Resource A week in October : a novel, Elizabeth Subercaseaux ; translated by Marina Harss

A week in October : a novel, Elizabeth Subercaseaux ; translated by Marina Harss

Label
A week in October : a novel
Title
A week in October
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Subercaseaux ; translated by Marina Harss
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Subercaseaux, Elizabeth
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ8098.29.U25
LC item number
S4613 2008
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harss, Marina
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adultery
  • Terminally ill
  • Problem marriages
Label
A week in October : a novel, Elizabeth Subercaseaux ; translated by Marina Harss
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Week in October is a thriller for those who usually prefer a good love story. Clara Griffin, the beautiful wife of a successful Chilean architect, courageously confronts a life-threatening illness while recording her thoughts and experiences in her journal in the guise of a novel. What develops is a thinly veiled version of her own life, her disappointment with their cold marriage, her reminiscences of childhood, and the death that seems to surround her. Her husband discovers the notebook and is stunned: How does she know that he had a mistress all these years? Is he really such a fatuous bore? Could it be true that his sick wife had a passionate love affair with one of his colleagues, right under his nose? Is this just a fictional story--he asks himself, turning the pages--or his wife's very personal diary as she awaits death? A Week in October is Elizabeth Subercaseaux's first novel to be translated into English. This extraordinary tale about erotic tension, deception, and resilience keeps us in suspense, between laughter and tears, until the unexpected, haunting ending that ponders the mysteries of a woman's heart, where truth is a lie and a lie is truth." -- Provided by publisher
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9781590512883
Lccn
2007051357
System control number
  • 1626739
  • ocn182528022
  • (OCoLC)182528022
Label
A week in October : a novel, Elizabeth Subercaseaux ; translated by Marina Harss
Publication
Note
"A Week in October is a thriller for those who usually prefer a good love story. Clara Griffin, the beautiful wife of a successful Chilean architect, courageously confronts a life-threatening illness while recording her thoughts and experiences in her journal in the guise of a novel. What develops is a thinly veiled version of her own life, her disappointment with their cold marriage, her reminiscences of childhood, and the death that seems to surround her. Her husband discovers the notebook and is stunned: How does she know that he had a mistress all these years? Is he really such a fatuous bore? Could it be true that his sick wife had a passionate love affair with one of his colleagues, right under his nose? Is this just a fictional story--he asks himself, turning the pages--or his wife's very personal diary as she awaits death? A Week in October is Elizabeth Subercaseaux's first novel to be translated into English. This extraordinary tale about erotic tension, deception, and resilience keeps us in suspense, between laughter and tears, until the unexpected, haunting ending that ponders the mysteries of a woman's heart, where truth is a lie and a lie is truth." -- Provided by publisher
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9781590512883
Lccn
2007051357
System control number
  • 1626739
  • ocn182528022
  • (OCoLC)182528022

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