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The Sleeping World

The Sleeping World

(2016)
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"A searing, beautifully written novel that captures the exhilaration and dangers of 1970s post-Franco Spain. Mosca, a bitterly jaded young woman, goes on a harrowing search for her missing brother - and the history that destroyed their lives. Violent, heartbreaking, unforgettable, The Sleeping World is a stunning debut" (Cristina Garcia, author of Dreaming in Cuban).

Spain, 1977. Military rule is over. Bootleg punk music oozes out of illegal basement bars, uprisings spread across towns, fascists fight anarchists for political control, and students perform protest art in the city center, rioting against the old government, the undecided new order, against the universities, against themselves...

Mosca is an intelligent, disillusioned university student, whose younger brother is among the "disappeared," taken by the police two years ago, now presumed dead. Spurred by the turmoil around them, Mosca and her friends commit an act that carries their rebellion too far and sends them spiraling out of their provincial hometown. But the further they go, the more Mosca believes her brother is alive and the more she is willing to do to find him.

The Sleeping World is a beautiful, daring novel about youth, freedom, and doing whatever it takes to keep a family together, in a nation whose dead walk the streets and whose wars never end.

Genre: Historical
 
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Hardback Editions

September 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: The Sleeping World: A Novel
Author(s): Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes
ISBN: 1-5011-3167-2 / 978-1-5011-3167-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: The Sleeping World: A Novel
Author(s): Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes
ISBN: 1-5011-3168-0 / 978-1-5011-3168-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Sleeping World: A Novel
Author(s): Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes
Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Sleeping World: A Novel
Author(s): Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes
Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon UK   


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