Desolation Island (BOK)

Adolfo Garcia Ortega

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As the twentieth century draws to a close, a ship heads for Punta Arenas at Chile's southern tip. On board is Oliver Griffin, who is fascinated by the island and spends his life drawing intricate maps of it. He is on an unusual quest, inspired by a photograph of his grandparents embracing a strange automaton that now lives in the Punta Arenas museum. This fearsome metal warrior is a sixteenth-century robot from a proposed mechanical army, commissioned to guard the straight against the English. It was discovered on the island by a grieving woman scouring the archipelago for the bodies of her shipwrecked husband and son, and is now the curious axis around which countless stories spin, surrounded by the terrible yet mesmerizing sea...

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Adolfo Garcia Ortega
Forlag
VINTAGE
ISBN 9780099516934
Antall sider 400 Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 285 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)