The same city

by Luisgé Martín | 08 September 2015
"As well as the American setting, the ups and downs of our protagonist recall comparable arcs in the novels of Paul Auster and Philip Roth. . . . The plot is compressed and the prose tight. . . In his sixth novel Martìn has delivered a clever and pacy modern fable."-Ben Bollig, Times Literary Supplement Brandon Moy, a mild-mannered New York executive in the midst of a midlife crisis, has a happenstance encounter with Albert Fergus, a long-lost friend. The glamorous and adventurous existence Albert recounts, contrasting with his own sensible, predictable routine, will unleash in him a deep feeling of waste and regret. The next day, September 11, after his wife and son have headed out for the day, his late start to work will fortuitously save his life, for instead of being at his desk in one of the Twin Towers, he is still in the subway when the planes hit. Realizing that as far as the world is concerned, he is dead, he decides right then and there to take this second chance to do all he yearns for. He buries his former identity and, with only a few dollars in his pocket, sets off on foot in search of a new place to fulfill his dreams. Will he find it, or will they all in the end turn out to be the same city? Luisgé Martìn is a Spanish writer born in Madrid in 1962. He has published short story collections, nonfiction works, and over five novels. He also contributes occasionally to Spanish publications, and has been awarded several literary prizes. Tomasz Dukanovich is a British translator who lives in Madrid.
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"As well as the American setting, the ups and downs of our protagonist recall comparable arcs in the novels of Paul Auster and Philip Roth. . . . The plot is compressed and the prose tight. . . In his sixth novel Martìn has delivered a clever and pacy modern fable."-Ben Bollig, Times Literary Supplement Brandon Moy, a mild-mannered New York executive in the midst of a midlife crisis, has a happenstance encounter with Albert Fergus, a long-lost friend. The glamorous and adventurous existence Albert recounts, contrasting with his own sensible, predictable routine, will unleash in him a deep feeling of waste and regret. The next day, September 11, after his wife and son have headed out for the day, his late start to work will fortuitously save his life, for instead of being at his desk in one of the Twin Towers, he is still in the subway when the planes hit. Realizing that as far as the world is concerned, he is dead, he decides right then and there to take this second chance to do all he yearns for. He buries his former identity and, with only a few dollars in his pocket, sets off on foot in search of a new place to fulfill his dreams. Will he find it, or will they all in the end turn out to be the same city? Luisgé Martìn is a Spanish writer born in Madrid in 1962. He has published short story collections, nonfiction works, and over five novels. He also contributes occasionally to Spanish publications, and has been awarded several literary prizes. Tomasz Dukanovich is a British translator who lives in Madrid.
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"As well as the American setting, the ups and downs of our protagonist recall comparable arcs in the novels of Paul Auster and Philip Roth. . . . The plot is compressed and the prose tight. . . In his sixth novel Martìn has delivered a clever and pacy modern fable."-Ben Bollig, Times Literary Supplement Brandon Moy, a mild-mannered New York executive in the midst of a midlife crisis, has a happenstance encounter with Albert Fergus, a long-lost friend. The glamorous and adventurous existence Albert recounts, contrasting with his own sensible, predictable routine, will unleash in him a deep feeling of waste and regret. The next day, September 11, after his wife and son have headed out for the day, his late start to work will fortuitously save his life, for instead of being at his desk in one of the Twin Towers, he is still in the subway when the planes hit. Realizing that as far as the world is concerned, he is dead, he decides right then and there to take this second chance to do all he yearns for. He buries his former identity and, with only a few dollars in his pocket, sets off on foot in search of a new place to fulfill his dreams. Will he find it, or will they all in the end turn out to be the same city? Luisgé Martìn is a Spanish writer born in Madrid in 1962. He has published short story collections, nonfiction works, and over five novels. He also contributes occasionally to Spanish publications, and has been awarded several literary prizes. Tomasz Dukanovich is a British translator who lives in Madrid.

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The same city

ISBN9788494349683

Format

Publisher (08 September. 2015)

No. of Pages138

Weight196

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 142 x 216 x 9