Faces in the crowd /

A multi-layered story told by two narrators: a 21st-century Emily Dickinson living in Mexico City who relates to the world vicariously through her children and a past that both overwhelms and liberates her, and a dying poet living in a run-down apartment in Philadelphia in the 1950s. While she tells...

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Main Author: Luiselli, Valeria, 1983- (Author)
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Language:English
Published:London : Granta, 2012.
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