Joseph Walser's Machine
Translated by Rhett McNeil
Continuing Tavares's award-winning "Kingdom" series (begun in Jerusalem, winner of the Saramago Prize), Joseph Walser's Machine recounts a life of bizarre routines and patterns. Routine humiliation at a factory; routine maintenance of the world's most esoteric collection; and the most important routine of all: the operation of a mysterious machine on a factory floor. Yet all of Joseph Walser's routines are violently disrupted when his city is occupied by an invading army, leaving him faced with political intrigues, marital discord, and finally, one last, catastrophic confrontation with his beloved machine.
Nb of pages 160 p.
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781564786777
Publication Date 01 February 2012
Nb of pages 160
Dimensions 5.5 x 8 in.
List Price $13.95
He was a strange man, and his wife couldn't help but laugh as she listened to him. As if humans were "substances that thought," Joseph Walser had said. Of course humans are substances that think! Substances with souls, as Margha would put it.
Joseph Walser headed to his room. Margha didn’t even look up.
Walser was a collector. Of what? It’s too early to say. But on this morning he had significantly expanded his collection.
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Genres : Fiction
Countries : Portugal