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A General Theory of Oblivion

(2015)
A novel by

 
Shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2017

A finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2016

The brilliant new novel from the winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

On the eve of Angolan independence, Ludo bricks herself into her apartment, where she will remain for the next thirty years. She lives off vegetables and pigeons, burns her furniture and books to stay alive and keeps herself busy by writing her story on the walls of her home.

The outside world slowly seeps into Ludo's life through snippets on the radio, voices from next door, glimpses of a man fleeing his pursuers and a note attached to a bird's foot. Until one day she meets Sabalu, a young boy from the street who climbs up to her terrace.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: A General Theory of Oblivion
Author(s): Jose Eduardo Agualusa
ISBN: 1-84655-847-6 / 978-1-84655-847-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

May 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: A General Theory of Oblivion
Author(s): Jose Eduardo Agualusa
ISBN: 0-09-959312-2 / 978-0-09-959312-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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December 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A General Theory of Oblivion
Author(s): Jose Eduardo Agualusa
ISBN: 0-914671-31-6 / 978-0-914671-31-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Archipelago
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Kindle Editions

December 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A General Theory of Oblivion
Author(s): Jose Eduardo Agualusa
Publisher: Archipelago
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

June 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A General Theory of Oblivion
Author(s): Jose Eduardo Agualusa
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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