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Ways to Disappear
by Idra Novey


Overview - Winner of the 2016 Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize for Fiction
New York Times Editors' Choice
"An elegant page-turner....Charges forward with the momentum of a bullet." -- New York Times Book Review
For fans of Robin Sloan's Mr.
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Overview
Winner of the 2016 Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize for Fiction
New York Times Editors' Choice
"An elegant page-turner....Charges forward with the momentum of a bullet." --New York Times Book Review
For fans of Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore and Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette, an inventive, brilliant debut novel about the disappearance of a famous Brazilian novelist and the young translator who turns her life upside down to follow her author's trail.

Deep in gambling debt, the celebrated Brazilian writer Beatriz Yagoda is last seen holding a suitcase and a cigar and climbing into an almond tree. She abruptly vanishes.
In snowy Pittsburgh, her American translator Emma hears the news and, against the wishes of her boyfriend and Beatriz's two grown children, flies immediately to Brazil. There, in the sticky, sugary heat of Rio, Emma and her author's children conspire to solve the mystery of Yagoda's curious disappearance and staunch the colorful demands of her various outstanding affairs: the rapacious loan shark with a zeal for severing body parts, and the washed-up and disillusioned editor who launched Yagoda's career years earlier.
Idra Novey's exhilarating debut is both a novel of ideas and a novel of intrigue, an innovative combination of mystery, noir, and humor.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780316298490
  • ISBN-10: 0316298492
  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company
  • Publish Date: February 2016
  • Page Count: 272


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