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Book Title: A filha do Partisan|
Edition: Europa América
Date of issue: 2009
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The author of the book: Louis de Bernières
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.24 MB
Read full description of the books A filha do Partisan:A novella about an unusual love affair between a lonely Brit and an illegal immigrant from Yugoslavia. When? At the end of the 70s. The central theme is the complicated love affair, but also the plight of illegal immigrants and the lies we tell each other. The stories we fabricate. I never knew for certain exactly what was told to attract and what was truth.
What makes this book are the lines. Relationships are captured through the words of the two, each telling their own version of the story. There is humor. There are lines of adolescents perfectly portraying pubescent behavior. Even if the story is told more than shown, I just didn't care. Authors can break most any rule if they do it right.
The narration of the audiobook is done by two, Jeff Rawie for the man and Siân Thomas for the girl. Both were very good. I felt they were the characters speaking.
The lines and the unusual story are the charm of the book. A woman needing to talk and to be heard. And the man? Sexually aroused but also seeking contact. What happens at the end? You will have to read to find out, but I thought the ending was good. Little things happen in life, but these little things may have huge consequences.
Read information about the authorNovelist Louis de Bernières was born in London in 1954. He joined the army at 18 but left after spending four months at Sandhurst. After graduating from the Victoria University of Manchester, he took a postgraduate certificate in Education at Leicester Polytechnic and obtained his MA at the University of London.
Before writing full-time, he held many varied jobs including landscape gardener, motorcycle messenger and car mechanic. He also taught English in Colombia, an experience which determined the style and setting of his first three novels, The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts (1990), Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord (1991) and The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman (1992), each of which was heavily influenced by South American literature, particularly 'magic realism'.
In 1993, he was selected as one of the 20 'Best of Young British Novelists 2' promotion in Granta magazine. His fourth novel, Corelli's Mandolin, was published in the following year, winning the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Best Book). It was also shortlisted for the Sunday Express Book of the Year. Set on the Greek island of Cephalonia during the Second World War, the novel tells the story of a love affair between the daughter of a local doctor and an Italian soldier. It has become a worldwide bestseller and has now been translated into over 30 languages. A film adaptation of the novel was released in 2001, and the novel has also been adapted for the stage. In 2001, Red Dog was published - a collection of stories inspired by a statue of a dog encountered on a trip to a writers' festival in Australia in 1998.
Prizes and awards
1991 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia Region, Best First Book) The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts
1992 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia Region, Best Book) Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord
1994 Sunday Express Book of the Year (shortlist) Corelli's Mandolin
1995 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Overall Winner, Best Book) Corelli's Mandolin
1995 Lannan Literary Award (Fiction)
1997 British Book Awards Author of the Year
2004 Whitbread Novel Award (shortlist) Birds Without Wings
2005 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia Region, Best Book) (shortlist) Birds Without Wings
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