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The boys
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[United States] : Two Lines Press, 2015.
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The once-bucolic Catalonian village of Vidreres has been ravaged by a harsh recession, and now two of its young men have died in a horrible car crash. As the town attends the funeral, a banker named Ernest heads to the tree where they died, trying to make sense of the tragedy. There he meets a brutish trucker, who in between Internet hookups and trips to prostitutes has taken a liking to Iona, the fiancée of one of the dead boys. Iona might be just what he needs to fix his tawdry life, but she's mixed up with an artist who makes frightening projects. Masterfully conjuring the voices of each of these four characters, Toni Sala entwines their lives and their feelings of guilt, fear, and rage over an unspeakable loss. Long known as one of Spain's most powerful authors, Toni Sala is at his mischievous best here, delivering a sinister, fast-moving tale laced with intricate meditations on everything from social networks to Spain's economic collapse to the mysterious end that awaits us all. The Boys is a startlingly honest vision of the things we'll do in order to feel a little less alone in this world.

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The once-bucolic Catalonian village of Vidreres has been ravaged by a harsh recession, and now two of its young men have died in a horrible car crash. As the town attends the funeral, a banker named Ernest heads to the tree where they died, trying to make sense of the tragedy. There he meets a brutish trucker, who in between Internet hookups and trips to prostitutes has taken a liking to Iona, the fiancée of one of the dead boys. Iona might be just what he needs to fix his tawdry life, but she's mixed up with an artist who makes frightening projects. Masterfully conjuring the voices of each of these four characters, Toni Sala entwines their lives and their feelings of guilt, fear, and rage over an unspeakable loss. Long known as one of Spain's most powerful authors, Toni Sala is at his mischievous best here, delivering a sinister, fast-moving tale laced with intricate meditations on everything from social networks to Spain's economic collapse to the mysterious end that awaits us all. The Boys is a startlingly honest vision of the things we'll do in order to feel a little less alone in this world.
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Sala, T. (2015). The boys. [United States]: Two Lines Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sala, Toni, 1969-. 2015. The Boys. [United States]: Two Lines Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sala, Toni, 1969-, The Boys. [United States]: Two Lines Press, 2015.

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Sala, Toni. The Boys. [United States]: Two Lines Press, 2015. Web.

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