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Darwin's ghosts : a novel / Ariel Dorfman.

Dorfman, Ariel, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Gibsons Public Library FIC DORF (Text) 30886001059555 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold Checked out 12/27/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781609808242
  • Physical Description: 296 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Seven Stories Press first edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
"The latest novel from one of Latin America's greatest living writers tells the story of a man whose distant past comes to haunt him, leading him to uncover his ancestors' involvement in the sordid story behind 19th century human zoos in Europe. From the author of Death and the Maiden and other works that explore relations of power in the postcolonial world, comes the story of a man whose distant past comes to haunt him, leading him to uncover his ancestors' involvement in the sordid story behind 19th century human zoos in Europe. On Fitzroy Foster's fourteenth birthday on September 11th, 1981, he receives an unexpected and unwelcome gift: as his father snaps his picture with a Polaroid, another person's image appears in the photo. Fitzroy, together with his feisty childhood sweetheart, sets out on a voyage to discover this stranger's identity, in a journey that will take him into the darkest past of his own family history and on an epic sea adventure. In order to recover his own identity, he must unearth the forgotten stories of indigenous men, women, and children who were stolen from their homes and paraded around 19th century Europe like circus monkeys. Seamlessly weaving fact and fiction, Darwin's Ghosts is a poignant, mournful cry for those whose travails have been long forgotten, and a lesson in the power of empathy and memory, and the value of forgiveness"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Voyages and travels > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Human zoos > Fiction.

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