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Cellophane

Cellophane

(2006)
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Don Victor Sobrevilla, a lovable, eccentric engineer, always dreamed of founding a paper factory in the heart of the Peruvian rain forest, and at the opening of this miraculous novel his dream has come true - until he discovers the recipe for cellophane. In a life already filled with signs and portents, the family dog suddenly begins to cough strangely. A wild little boy turns azurite blue. All at once Don Victor is overwhelmed by memories of his erotic past; his prim wife, Dona Mariana, reveals the shocking truth about her origins; the three Sobrevilla children turn their love lives upside down; the family priest blurts out a long-held secret....

A hilarious plague of truth has descended on the once well-behaved Sobrevillas, only the beginning of this brilliantly realized, generous-hearted novel. Marie Arana's style, originality, and trenchant wit will establish her as one of the most audacious talents in fiction today and Cellophane as one of the most evocative and spirited novels of the year.

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Hardback Editions

June 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Cellophane
Author(s): Marie Arana
ISBN: 0-385-33664-0 / 978-0-385-33664-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Dial Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Cellophane
Author(s): Marie Arana
ISBN: 0-385-33665-9 / 978-0-385-33665-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Dial Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Cellophane
Author(s): Marie Arana
Publisher: The Dial Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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