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Umami (Hardcover) (Laia Jufresa)

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Deep in mourning, twelve-year-old Ana and her neighbors would like nothing more than to turn time around.There’s Ana’s best friend’s mum, who fled, leaving behind a letter her dad refuses to share. There’s Ana’s own mother, in shock since her youngest daughter entered a lake and failed to return. There’s the painter, a manic depressive and compulsive liar, who neither eats nor paints but invents colors with words. And there’s the landlord, a widower and food anthropologist Ana greatly admires, who tries to communicate with his dead wife through a black box of his own devising.While Ana stirs the soil and spreads the seeds in the courtyard’s garden, her eccentric neighbors rummage in their pasts their lives bound together by family and culture. Darkly comic and dizzyingly inventive, Jufresa deftly weaves together a unique vision of contemporary Mexico which is as entertaining as it is compelling and heart-wrenching.
Number of Pages: 273
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Laia Jufresa
Language: English
Street Date: September 13, 2016
TCIN: 51714141
UPC: 9781780748917
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-5095

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