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Fracture / Andrés Neuman ; [translated by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia].

An earthquake unnerves Tokyo on March 11, 2011, triggering the Fukushima nuclear disaster - and a tectonic stirring of the collective past. Mr. Yoshie Watanabe, an aging executive at an electronics company and a survivor of the atomic bomb, feels as though he is a fugitive of his own memory. As the seams of his country threaten to come undone yet again, he braces himself to make the biggest decision of his life. Meanwhile, four women narrate their own memories of Watanabe to an enigmatic Argentinian reporter investigating his life. Their stories, told in different languages and describing different loves, map a sociopolitical tour of Tokyo, Paris, New York, Buenos Aires, and Madrid, proving that nothing ever happens in one place, that every human event reverberates to the ends of the earth.

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C9009051985 F NEU
Adult fiction   Babinda Branch . . Available .  
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ISBN 9781783785131 (hardback)
Author Neuman, Andrés, 1977- author.
Title Fracture / Andrés Neuman ; [translated by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia].
Published London : Granta Books, 2020.
Physical description 348 pages ; 23 cm.
General note "Originally published in Spanish in 2018 by Alfaguara, Spain as Fractura".
Summary An earthquake unnerves Tokyo on March 11, 2011, triggering the Fukushima nuclear disaster - and a tectonic stirring of the collective past. Mr. Yoshie Watanabe, an aging executive at an electronics company and a survivor of the atomic bomb, feels as though he is a fugitive of his own memory. As the seams of his country threaten to come undone yet again, he braces himself to make the biggest decision of his life. Meanwhile, four women narrate their own memories of Watanabe to an enigmatic Argentinian reporter investigating his life. Their stories, told in different languages and describing different loves, map a sociopolitical tour of Tokyo, Paris, New York, Buenos Aires, and Madrid, proving that nothing ever happens in one place, that every human event reverberates to the ends of the earth.
Subject Spanish fiction -- Translations into English
Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Japan, 2011 -- Fiction
Men -- Japan -- Fiction
Young women -- Fiction
Memory -- Fiction
Life change events -- Fiction
Journalists -- Argentina -- Fiction
Japan -- Fiction
Additional author Caistor, Nick translator.
Garcia, Lorenza translator.
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