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A Little Lumpen Novelita

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, gets a crappy job, sees a terrible brightness at night, and 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 drift 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.

 
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Used availability for Roberto Bolano's A Little Lumpen Novelita


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Hardback Editions

September 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: A Little Lumpen Novelita
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 0-8112-2335-3 / 978-0-8112-2335-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: A Little Lumpen Novelita
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 1-4472-9291-X / 978-1-4472-9291-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: A Little Lumpen Novelita
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 0-8112-2515-1 / 978-0-8112-2515-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

April 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: A Little Lumpen Novelita
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Little Lumpen Novelita
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
Publisher: New Directions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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