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Don Victor Sobrevilla, a lovable, eccentric engineer, always dreamed of founding a paper factory in the heart of the Peruvian rain forest, and at the opening of this miraculous novel his dream has come true—until he discovers the recipe for cellophane. In a life already filled with signs and portents, the family dog suddenly begins to cough strangely. A wild little boy turns azurite blue. All at once Don Victor is overwhelmed by memories of his erotic past; his prim wife, Doña Mariana, reveals the shocking truth about her origins; the three Sobrevilla children turn their love lives upside down; the family priest blurts out a long-held secret....

A hilarious plague of truth has descended on the once well-behaved Sobrevillas, only the beginning of this brilliantly realized, generous-hearted novel. Marie Arana’s style, originality, and trenchant wit will establish her as one of the most audacious talents in fiction today and Cellophane as one of the most evocative and spirited novels of the year.

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Synopsis:

Unexpected consequences are the result for an American engineer, who constructs a paper factory in the middle of the Amazon rain forest, as a plague of truth affects his entire family, in a debut novel by the author of American Chica. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

About the Author

Marie Arana is the editor of the Washington Post Book World. Born in Peru of a Peruvian father and an American mother, she is the author of American Chica, a finalist for the PEN—Memoir Award and the National Book Award, and a collection of columns, The Writing Life: Writers on How They Think and Work. Marie Arana lives in Washington, D.C., and Lima, Peru.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440336921
Publisher:
Dial Press
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Arana, Marie
Author:
Marie Arana
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Sale Books
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070501
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
464

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 464 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780440336921 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Unexpected consequences are the result for an American engineer, who constructs a paper factory in the middle of the Amazon rain forest, as a plague of truth affects his entire family, in a debut novel by the author of American Chica. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
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