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The Stone Raft

(1986)
A novel by

 
 
Joana Carda scratches the ground with an elm branch and the mute dogs of Cerbere begin to bark, portending doom. The earth cracks open and the Iberian peninsula separates from Europe and floats off into the Atlantic. The people flee the coastal areas in a mass exodus, to wander, disoriented, across the floating, spinning island's interior. Among them are a group of strangers who wind up in the home of Maria Guavaira: Joaquim Sassa, who threw a stone into the sea and then found himself in Maria's bed; Joana Carda, who cut the earth in two; Jose Anaico, the king of the starlings; Pedro Orce, who can make the earth tremble with his feet; and a dog with no name and every name. At once an epic adventure and a timely political fable about the vicissitudes of the European Community, The Stone Raft is a narrative tour de force.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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May 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Stone Raft
Author(s): Jose Saramago
ISBN: 0-15-185198-0 / 978-0-15-185198-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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November 1994 : UK Hardback
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Title: Stone Raft
Author(s): Jose Saramago
ISBN: 0-00-271321-7 / 978-0-00-271321-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stone Raft
Author(s): Jose Saramago
ISBN: 1-86046-721-0 / 978-1-86046-721-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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April 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Stone Raft
Author(s): Jose Saramago
ISBN: 1-86046-689-3 / 978-1-86046-689-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Press
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June 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stone Raft
Author(s): Jose Saramago
ISBN: 0-15-600401-1 / 978-0-15-600401-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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November 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Stone Raft
Author(s): Jose Saramago
ISBN: 0-00-271358-6 / 978-0-00-271358-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Press
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Stone Raft, The
Author(s): Jose Saramago
ISBN: 1-5226-0276-3 / 978-1-5226-0276-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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January 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Stone Raft
Author(s): Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (translator)
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stone Raft
Author(s): Jose Saramago
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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