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A Little Lumpen Novelita

(2014)
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"Now I am a mother and a married woman, but not long ago I led a life of crime." So Bianca begins her tale of growing up the hard way in Rome in A Little Lumpen Novelita.

Orphaned overnight as a teenager - "our parents died in a car crash on their first vacation without us" - she drops out of school and gets a crappy job. At night, she is plagued by a terrible brightness, and soon she drifts into bad company. Her little brother brings home two petty criminals who need a place to stay. As the four of them share the family apartment and plot a strange crime, Bianca learns she can fall even lower.

Electric and tense with foreboding, with its jagged, propulsive short chapters beautifully translated by Natasha Wimmer, A Little Lumpen Novelita - one of the last novels Roberto Bolano published - delivers a surprising, fractured fairy tale of taking control of one's fate.

Genre: Mystery

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September 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Little Lumpen Novelita
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 0-8112-2335-3 / 978-0-8112-2335-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Little Lumpen Novelita
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 1-4472-9291-X / 978-1-4472-9291-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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March 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Little Lumpen Novelita
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 0-8112-2515-1 / 978-0-8112-2515-1 (USA edition)
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February 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Little Lumpen Novelita
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 1-5384-3337-0 / 978-1-5384-3337-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Little Lumpen Novelita
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 1-5384-3338-9 / 978-1-5384-3338-6 (USA edition)
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February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Little Lumpen Novelita
Author(s): Roberto Bolano, Natasha Wimmer
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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February 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Little Lumpen Novelita
Author(s): Roberto Bolano, Natasha Wimmer
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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Kindle Editions

April 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Little Lumpen Novelita
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
Publisher: Picador
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March 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Little Lumpen Novelita
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
Publisher: New Directions
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