Ways of Going Home

Ways of Going Home

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Alejandro Zambra's Ways of Going Home begins with an earthquake, seen through the eyes of an unnamed nine-year-old boy who lives in an undistinguished middleclass housing development in a suburb of Santiago, Chile. When the neighbors camp out overnight, the protagonist gets his first glimpse of Claudia, an older girl who asks him to spy on her uncle Raúl.

In the second section, the protagonist is the writer of the story begun in the first section. His father is a… (more)

Editorial reviews (6 reviews)

The nonlinear, kaleidoscopic quality of Ways Of Going Home seems like an attempt to translate the unique virtues of poetry into prose, a challenge Zambra doesn’t quite meet.

Ways was not a great read because of what happened but because of the emotions it evoked.

Funny, contemplative and quietly moving, "Ways of Going Home" pulls off the intoxicating trick of making the world feel smaller in its familiar touchstones found in a time of unique tragedy.

Book Details  

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 08, 2013)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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