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The Resource My German brother, Chico Buarque ; translated from the Portuguese by Alison Entrekin

My German brother, Chico Buarque ; translated from the Portuguese by Alison Entrekin

Label
My German brother
Title
My German brother
Statement of responsibility
Chico Buarque ; translated from the Portuguese by Alison Entrekin
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
  • "An uproarious novel about a Brazilian man's often sordid, lifelong search for a possibly imaginary half-brother, born in Germany just before the Second World War"--
  • "In 1960s São Paulo, teenage car thief and budding lothario Ciccio comes home each day to a house stuffed with books. His father, a scholar, cold and aloof, has spent his life acquiring them; his mother, by necessity, has spent her life organizing them. Ciccio himself feels like an afterthought in his own family, largely left to his own criminal devices. Though forbidden to touch any of the volumes in the library, Ciccio sneaks off with The Golden Bough one day only to discover a decades-old letter hidden inside the book, addressed to his father from a mysterious woman in Berlin. Ciccio becomes convinced that his father must have had an affair with this woman in the years before World War II -- an affair that produced a son, a German brother who, real or imaginary, Ciccio becomes obsessed with tracking down. Thus begins a fractured coming-of-age tale, tawdry and epic by turns, about a lifelong obsession: one man's quest not only for his mythical sibling but for his father's respect"--
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Summary
Feeling like an afterthought in his family, Ciccio, a teenage car thief and budding lothario, runs off with one of his father’s rare books and discovers an old letter inside that reveals that he has a German brother—and sets out to find him
Theme
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10664978
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buarque, Chico
Dewey number
869.3/42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ9698.18.O35
LC item number
I7613 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Entrekin, Alison
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holanda, Sérgio Buarque de
  • Holanda, Sérgio Buarque de
  • Fathers and sons
  • Illegitimate children
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Fathers and sons
  • Illegitimate children
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
My German brother, Chico Buarque ; translated from the Portuguese by Alison Entrekin
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Portuguese in 2014 by Companhia das Letras, Brazil, as O Irmão Alemão. English translation originally published in 2018 by Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, Great Britain."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1006535724
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780374161200
Lccn
2017046938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028300514
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006535724
Label
My German brother, Chico Buarque ; translated from the Portuguese by Alison Entrekin
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Portuguese in 2014 by Companhia das Letras, Brazil, as O Irmão Alemão. English translation originally published in 2018 by Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, Great Britain."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1006535724
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780374161200
Lccn
2017046938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028300514
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006535724

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