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Ways of going home
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
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139 pages ; 20 cm
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Alejandro Zambra's Ways of Going Home begins with an earthquake, seen through the eyes of an unnamed nine-year-old boy who lives in an undistinguished middleclass housing development in a suburb of Santiago, Chile. When the neighbors camp out overnight, the protagonist gets his first glimpse of Claudia, an older girl who asks him to spy on her uncle Raúl.
In the second section, the protagonist is the writer of the story begun in the first section. His father is a man of few words who claims to be apolitical but who quietly sympathized—to what degree, the author isn't sure—with the Pinochet regime. His reflections on the progress of the novel and on his own life—which is strikingly similar to the life of his novel's protagonist—expose the raw suture of fiction and reality.
Ways of Going Home switches between author and character, past and present, reflecting with melancholy and rage on the history of a nation and on a generation born too late—the generation which, as the author-narrator puts it, learned to read and write while their parents became accomplices or victims. It is the most personal novel to date from Zambra, the most important Chilean author since Roberto Bolaño.

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1st American ed.
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English
ISBN:
9780374534356, 0374534357, 9780374286644

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APA Citation (style guide)

Zambra, A., & McDowell, M. (2013). Ways of going home. 1st American ed. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Zambra, Alejandro, 1975- and Megan. McDowell. 2013. Ways of Going Home. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Zambra, Alejandro, 1975- and Megan. McDowell, Ways of Going Home. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Zambra, Alejandro and Megan McDowell. Ways of Going Home. 1st American ed. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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