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Ordesa by Manuel Vilas

Ordesa

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Ordesa by Manuel Vilas
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Dec 01, 2020 | ISBN 9780593084045

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Ordesa is a poet’s novel, or maybe a novelist’s prose poem. It’s both things at once, and also the saddest and most candid autobiography I’ve read in recent times. I’ve been through this book twice and I still don’t know how Vilas does it. I know, however, that this book is a gift, and maybe that’s enough.”  – Juan Gabriel Vásquez, author of The Shape of the Ruins

“[Ordesa] is the album, the archive, the memory without lies or consolation…What’s left in the end is the clean emotion of truth and the distress of everything lost.”  - Antonio Muñoz Molina, author of Like a Fading Shadow                                               

“A book full of compassion towards the underdogs of history, the everyday men. An extraordinary book.”  – El País (Spain) 

“Vibrant…[Ordesa] hums with magnetic and lively scenes. This is an indelible portrait of a man facing the costs of a life dedicated to remembrance.” - Publishers Weekly

“The narrator takes readers on a journey both nostalgic and melancholic, moving from his ancestors to the present as he alternates between events and introspective musings.” – Library Journal, Starred Review

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