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Author: Zambra, Alejandro

Brand: Penguin Books

Color: Sky/Pale blue

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Format: Deckle Edge

Number Of Pages: 128

Release Date: 19-07-2016

Details: Product Description "Brilliant, innovative, beautiful." —The Guardian"Dazzling...a work of parody, but also of poetry." —The New York Times Book Review  NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, THE GUARDIAN, AND THE IRISH TIMES “Latin America’s new literary star” ( The New Yorker), Alejandro Zambra is celebrated around the world for his strikingly original, slyly funny, daringly unconventional fiction. Now, at the height of his powers, Zambra returns with his most audaciously brilliant book yet. Written in the form of a standardized test, Multiple Choice invites the reader to respond to virtuoso language exercises and short narrative passages through multiple-choice questions that are thought-provoking, usually unanswerable, and often absurd. It offers a new kind of reading experience, one in which the reader participates directly in the creation of meaning, and the nature of storytelling itself is called into question. At once funny, poignant, and political, Multiple Choice is about love and family, authoritarianism and its legacies, and the conviction that, rather than learning to think for ourselves, we are trained to obey and repeat. Serious in its literary ambition and playful in its execution, it confirms Alejandro Zambra as one of the most important writers working in any language. NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE SUMMER BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, ELLE, THE HUFFINGTON POST, THE MILLIONS, VOX, LIT HUB, THE BBC, THE GUARDIAN AND PUREWOW Review "This is a book about love, loss, guilt, empathy, inequality and life under Chile's dictatorship. It's a slim volume, but calls for lingering. It's beautiful, fascinating, brilliant, brutal, all of the above." —NPR's "Guide To 2016’s Great Reads" "Dazzling...a work of parody, but also of poetry." — The New York Times Book Review  "Brilliant, innovative, beautiful." — The Guardian, "The Best Books for Summer 2016" "Playful and profound. . . . [Zambra's] comic timing is impeccable." —Jane Ciabattari, BBC.com, "10 Books to Read in July" "Throughout  Multiple Choice, Zambra traffics in a depth of imagination and playfulness that is akin to a guessing game. As with many of his earlier works, he is content to play with, prod, and shake up the reader, confirming once again that the questions we ask about the world and about ourselves are oftentimes far more telling than the answers.” —NPR  " Multiple Choice made me laugh repeatedly, often ruefully. . . . Zambra is superbly equipped to major in writing fiction about the unhappiness of human beings, with secondary concentrations in lampooning hypocrisy and satirizing repression. I recommend you admit him to your reading list immediately." —Jim Higgins, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Zambra uses this restrictive form for playfully serious ends, questioning the very things — coherence and comprehension — that such tests seek to measure and encourage." — The Boston Globe "Brilliant . . . Like a literary exercise for the mind, but strangely fun to decode." — Elle, "19 Summer Books That Everyone Will Be Talking About" "[Zambra] is at his most spare here, but also his most innovative. By taking the tests he’s set for us, by participating in the stories by reconstructing and editing them, we’re invited to reflect on the most basic needs fiction tries to meet, or according to which it is judged." — Financial Times "Funny and moving." — Newsday “Clever.” — Vanity Fair "As exciting as it is mind-bending . . . Zambra’s novel is wildly inventive and utterly confusing in the best way possible." —PureWow, "The Ultimate 2016 Summer Book Guide" “[Zambra's] stories are so playful and open, so simple and so much fun to read, so equally joyful and sad, that they can be about anything, or everything, or nothing. They really do invite the reader’s participation in the construction of the text. Which makes Zambra’s work, Multiple Choice included, captivating and meaningful in the best possible ways.” –The Rumpus “A small book packed with me

EAN: 9780143109198

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

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