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Leaving the Atocha station : a novel

By: Lerner, Ben

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1847086918 / 9781847086914
Paperback
813.6
07/03/2013
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England
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20 cm 181 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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Reprint. Originally published: Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2011.

Adam Gordon is a brilliant, if highly unreliable, young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid, struggling to establish his sense of self and his attitude towards art.

Fuelled by strong coffee and self-prescribed tranquillizers, Adam's 'research' soon becomes a meditation on the possibility of authenticity, as he finds himself increasingly troubled by the uncrossable distance between himself and the world around him.

It's not just his imperfect grasp of Spanish, but the underlying suspicion that his relationships, his reactions, and his entire personality are just as fraudulent as his poetry.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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