The Wrong Blood

Author:   Manuel De Lope ,  John Cullen, (Tr
Publisher:   Other Press (NY)
ISBN:  

9781590513095


Pages:   288
Publication Date:   28 September 2010
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Manuel De Lope ,  John Cullen, (Tr
Publisher:   Other Press (NY)
Imprint:   Other Press (NY)
Dimensions:   Width: 14.80cm , Height: 2.40cm , Length: 21.10cm
Weight:   0.358kg
ISBN:  

9781590513095


ISBN 10:   1590513096
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   28 September 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Absorbing...artfully translated by John Cullen...While the uncovering of secrets provides the spine of the narrative, its appeal lies in the way de Lope makes us question just how separate the past and present may really be...De Lope has written a fever dream of a novel. -- New York Times Book Review<br> <br> Balancing the domestic and the tragic, The Wrong Blood explores the ways in which political history and personal histories intertwine: it is an invaluable reminder of how, in the midst of war, love and continuity preserve potential for a richer life despite what seems to be utter disaster. -- PRI's The World <br> De Lope evokes his characters' interior lives and their outer surroundings with equal beauty and intensity. This masterful novel is his first to be translated into English. Let's hope there are more. -- Booklist <br> <br>.. .the American debut of a celebrated Spanish novelist reads rapturously...the prose...pulsates and palpitates. -- Kirkus Reviews<br> <br>


&ldquo;De Lope evokes his characters&rsquo; interior lives and their outer surroundings with equal beauty and intensity. This masterful novel is his first to be translated into English. Let&rsquo;s hope there are more.&rdquo;&mdash; Booklist <br> &#160; <br>&ldquo;&hellip;the American debut of a celebrated Spanish novelist reads rapturously&hellip;the prose...pulsates and palpitates.&rdquo;&mdash; Kirkus Reviews <br>&ldquo;Reading The Wrong Blood is like surrendering to a hypnotist. Manuel DeLope&rsquo;s subject is the fluidity of time and the pitilessness of war as played out in the lives of two women who quietly conspire to commit a victimless crime. The style is a marvel of precision and patience, resulting in an atmosphere so saturated with suspense that I found myself wanting to read more slowly, even as I breathlessly anticipated the next paragraph. I&rsquo;ve seldom read a more sublime and disturbing novel.&rdquo; &ndash; Valerie Martin, author of The Confessions of Edward D


Absorbing artfully translated by John Cullen...While the uncovering of secrets provides the spine of the narrative, its appeal lies in the way de Lope makes us question just how separate the past and present may really be De Lope has written a fever dream of a novel. New York Times Book Review Balancing the domestic and the tragic, The Wrong Blood explores the ways in which political history and personal histories intertwine: it is an invaluable reminder of how, in the midst of war, love and continuity preserve potential for a richer life despite what seems to be utter disaster. PRI s The World De Lope evokes his characters interior lives and their outer surroundings with equal beauty and intensity. This masterful novel is his first to be translated into English. Let s hope there are more. Booklist the American debut of a celebrated Spanish novelist reads rapturously the prose...pulsates and palpitates. Kirkus Reviews De Lope is a masterly writer, constructing a shadowy architecture to house his expansive prose, intertwining plotlines, and themes of misfortune, solitude, and memory. Highly evocative of time and place, this resonant work will linger in readers minds. Recommended. Library Journal Reading The Wrong Blood is like surrendering to a hypnotist. Manuel DeLope s subject is the fluidity of time and the pitilessness of war as played out in the lives of two women who quietly conspire to commit a victimless crime. The style is a marvel of precision and patience, resulting in an atmosphere so saturated with suspense that I found myself wanting to read more slowly, even as I breathlessly anticipated the next paragraph. I ve seldom read a more sublime and disturbing novel. Valerie Martin, author of The Confessions of Edward Day The Wrong Blood is a prose-poem to the furtive compromises that mitigate grief, and allow human survival at desperate times. Written with elegant ambiguity: I loved it. Dave Boling, author of Guernica The Wrong Blood is a powerful novel suffused from beginning to end with a terrible, suppressed violence. Its chief virtue lies in showing us that war every war is like a distorting mirror: the soul never recovers from the monstrous vision reflected there. Mayra Montero, author of The Messenger and Dancing to Almendra Moving and harrowing the reader has been stirred to the core. The Financial Times Amid the current outpouring of Civil War fiction in Spain, the books of Manuel de Lope and Maria Barbal should be top of interested readers lists. The Independent


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Manuel de Lope was born in Burgos, Spain in 1949. At age fifteen he moved to Madrid where he now resides again, after having lived in Geneva, London, and the South of France for twenty-five years. In 1978 he published his first novel, Albertina en el pa s de los Garamantes, thus commencing one of the most treasured and significant careers in modern Spanish literature. The Wrong Blood is his first novel to be translated into English. John Cullen is the translator of many books from the Spanish, French, German, and Italian, including Enrique de H riz's Lies, Yasmina Khadra's Middle East Trilogy (The Swallows of Kabul, The Attack, The Sirens of Baghdad), Christa Wolf's Medea, and Margaret Mazzantini's Don't Move. He lives in upstate New York.

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