The Lacuna Kingsolver, Barbara

The Lacuna

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DESCRIPTION :
From Pulitzer Prize nominee and award winning author of Homeland, The Poisonwood Bible and Flight Behaviour, The Lacuna is the heartbreaking story of a man torn between the warm heart of Mexico and the cold embrace of 1950s America in the shadow of Senator McCarthy. Born in America and raised in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing flapper mother, Salome. When he starts work in the household of Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo - where the Bolshevik leader, Lev Trotsky, is also being harboured as a political exile - he inadvertently casts his lot with art, communism and revolution. A compulsive diarist, he records and relates his colourful experiences of life with Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Trotsky in the midst of the Mexican revolution. A violent upheaval sends him back to America; but political winds continue to throw him between north and south, in a plot that turns many times on the unspeakable breach - the lacuna - between truth and public presumption.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780571252664
BY (AUTHOR) Kingsolver, Barbara
PUBLISHER : Faber & Faber PUBLICATION DATE : April 01, 2010
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Faber & Faber
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 178 mm x 111 mm
WEIGHT : 377 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items
DESCRIPTION : From Pulitzer Prize nominee and award winning author of Homeland, The Poisonwood Bible and Flight Behaviour, The Lacuna is the heartbreaking story of a man torn between the warm heart of Mexico and the cold embrace of 1950s America in the shadow of Senator McCarthy. Born in America and raised in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing flapper mother, Salome. When he starts work in the household of Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo - where the Bolshevik leader, Lev Trotsky, is also being harboured as a political exile - he inadvertently casts his lot with art, communism and revolution. A compulsive diarist, he records and relates his colourful experiences of life with Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Trotsky in the midst of the Mexican revolution. A violent upheaval sends him back to America; but political winds continue to throw him between north and south, in a plot that turns many times on the unspeakable breach - the lacuna - between truth and public presumption. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780571252664 BY (AUTHOR) Kingsolver, Barbara PUBLISHER : Faber & Faber PUBLICATION DATE : April 01, 2010 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Faber & Faber LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 178 mm x 111 mm WEIGHT : 377 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Fiction & Related items