The Low Voices by Manuel RivasThe Low Voices by Manuel Rivas

The Low Voices

byManuel Rivas

Paperback | August 22, 2017

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The Low Voices is a novel about life, it is life itself telling stories, it is the memory of the quiet voices of the people I got to know.

The Low Voices draws on a patchwork of memories from Rivas’s early life under Franco. There’s his beloved elder sister, María; his mother, the verbivore; his father, a construction worker with vertigo; and a supporting cast of local priests, chatty hairdressers, wolf hunters and monstrous carnival effigies.

The book is full of wonderful personal stories, set against a background of the ravages of the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath at home, and the wider world as Coca-Cola sets up a factory nearby and news comes in of men landing on the moon.

A brilliant coming-of-age novel from one of Spain’s greatest storytellers, The Low Voices is a humorous and philosophical take on memory, belonging, and the nature of storytelling itself.

MANUEL RIVAS was born in Coruña in 1957. He writes in the Galician language of north-west Spain. He is well known in Spain for his journalism, as well as for his prize-winning short stories and novels, which include the internationally acclaimed The Carpenter's Pencil and Books Burn Badly. His works have been translated into more than ...
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Title:The Low VoicesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7 × 7 × 0.7 inPublished:August 22, 2017Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099597438

ISBN - 13:9780099597438

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