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Summary:

Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of Afterlife, has had the rug pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies. And then more jolts: her bighearted but unstable sister disappears, and Antonia returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep. Antonia has always sought direction in the literature she loves--her favorite authors' lines play in her head like a soundtrack--but now she finds that the world demands more of her than words.... from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Alvarez, J (Text) 35178001805954 New Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/09/2020 Checked out 08/17/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643750255
  • ISBN: 1643750259
  • Physical Description: 256 pages ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2020.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue : broken English -- Here there be dragons -- Where is Burkina Faso? -- Rules of sisterhood -- To be missing is not a crime -- Bar a luz -- Who is the most important one? -- Objects in mirror are closer than they appear -- All it takes -- Air quotes -- Cuckoos in Kyoto -- As if -- Harvest -- Epilogue : Japanese repair technique
Summary, etc.:
Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of Afterlife, has had the rug pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies. And then more jolts: her bighearted but unstable sister disappears, and Antonia returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep. Antonia has always sought direction in the literature she loves--her favorite authors' lines play in her head like a soundtrack--but now she finds that the world demands more of her than words.... from book jacket.
Subject: Literature teachers > Fiction.
College teachers > Fiction.
Retirees > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
Illegal aliens > Fiction.
Responsibility > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Domestic fiction.

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