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The dinner guest
The dinner guest
Ybarra, Gabriela, 1983-2018
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In 1977, three terrorists broke into Gabriela Ybarra's grandfather's home, and pointed a gun at him in the shower. This was the last time his family saw him alive, and his kidnapping played out in the press, culminating in his murder. Ybarra first heard the story when she was eight, but it was only after her mother's death, years later, that she felt the need to go deeper and discover more about her family's past. The Dinner Guest is a novel, with the feel of documentary non-fiction. It connects two life-changing events - the very public death of Ybarra's grandfather, and the more private pain as her mother dies from cancer and Gabriela cares for her. Devastating yet luminous, the book is an investigation, marking the arrival of a talented new voice in international fiction.
Main title:
The dinner guest / Gabriela Ybarra ; translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer.
AUTHOR:
Imprint:
London : Harvill Secker, 2018.©2018
Collation:
140 pages ; 22 cm.
Notes:
Translated from the Spanish.
ISBN:
9781910701980 (paperback)
Dewey class:
863.7
Language:
EnglishSpanish
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Brighton LibraryAdult FictionYBARAvailable
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