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Fink, Jennifer Natalya

Verlag: She Devil Press, 2007
ISBN 10: 0977158292 / ISBN 13: 9780977158294
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Titel: V

Verlag: She Devil Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2007

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Inhaltsangabe: Sao Paulo, Brazil: 1954. A monkey, escaping the destruction of its native rain forest, runs into Veronica Segall's living room as she crushes her hand in the kitchen door à la Saint Veronica. A hat, a social climber manufactured in Peru but with pretenses to Paris, watches disapprovingly from his box. A gun, lying in a drawer unoiled and long forgotten, snaps to attention. And a man, an Englishman, one Henry Baxter, engineer, bridge-builder, and melancholic composer of unsent postcards, discovers Veronica and her voice in a coffee shop as he chews an elephant ear pastry. As the story unfolds, monkeys mourn, hats remember, guns regret, and Veronica's voice invades Henry's ears. The voice--perhaps the voice of loss, perhaps the voice of God--itself becomes a character, mourning and desiring every bit as much as the characters it possesses. V is based on a story legendary in the author's family about their mysterious Brazilian relatives and their lives in a post-war Sao Paulo Jewish community. Like most family myths, the story changes every time it is told. In Fink's deft hands, this myth is transformed into a story of the human will to survive, and the equally compelling (and fatally human) impulse toward self-destruction.

Inhaltsangabe: Fiction. V is based on a story the author's Brazilian-Jewish grandmother tells, a story aimed at explaining why she left Sao Paulo, Brazil, shortly after World War II. Like most family myths, the story changes every time she tells it; however, it always involves a monkey, a gun, a hat, a man, and, implicitly, a girl: the author's grandmother. In the grandmother's rendition, sometimes the monkey shoots the hat off the man; other times, the man shoots the hat off the monkey.

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