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On the Edge

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
The acclaimed novel of Spain's economic crisis - a timely masterpiece.

Under a weak winter sun in small-town Spain, a man discovers a rotting corpse in a marsh. It's a despairing town filled with half-finished housing developments and unemployment, a place defeated by the burst of the economic bubble.

Stuck in the same town is Esteban, his small factory bankrupt, his investments gone, the sole carer to his mute, invalid father. As Esteban's disappointment and fury lead him to form a dramatic plan to reverse financial ruin, other voices float up from the wreckage. Stories of loss twist together to form a kaleidoscopic image of Spain's crisis. And the corpse in the marsh is just one.

Chirbes's rhythmic, torrential style creates a Spanish masterpiece for our age.

    

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Hardback Editions

2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: On the Edge
Author(s): Rafael Chirbes
ISBN: 1-84655-848-4 / 978-1-84655-848-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: On the Edge
Author(s): Rafael Chirbes
ISBN: 0-09-959317-3 / 978-0-09-959317-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: On the Edge
Author(s): Rafael Chirbes
ISBN: 0-8112-2284-5 / 978-0-8112-2284-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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Kindle Editions

July 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: On the Edge
Author(s): Rafael Chirbes
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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January 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: On the Edge
Author(s): Rafael Chirbes
Publisher: New Directions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA