The Polish Boxer

The Polish Boxer

Streaming Audiobook - 2012
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The Polish Boxer covers a vast landscape of human experience while enfolding a search for origins: a grandson tries to make sense of his grandfather's past and the story behind his numbered tattoo; a Serbian classical pianist longs for his forbidden heritage; a Mayan poet is torn between his studies and filial obligations; a striking young Israeli woman seeks answers in Central America; a university professor yearns for knowledge that he can't find in books and discovers something unexpected at a Mark Twain conference. Drawn to what lies beyond the range of reason, they all reach for the beautiful and fleeting, whether through humor, music, poetry, or unspoken words. Across his encounters with each of them, the narrator-a Guatemalan literature professor and writer named Eduardo Halfon-pursues his most enigmatic subject: himself. Mapping the geography of identity in a world scarred by a legacy of violence and exile, The Polish Boxer marks the debut of a major new Latin American voice in English.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781470845575
1470845571
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 13 min.)) : digital

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Feb 03, 2015

If there were family secrets I definitely missed them & the entire gist of this book. I found it disjointed & rarely interesting.

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