A General Theory of Oblivion

A General Theory of Oblivion

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As the country goes through various political upheavals from colony to socialist republic to civil war to peace and capitalism, the world outside seeps into Ludo's life through snippets on the radio, voices from next door, glimpses of someone peeing on a balcony, or a man fleeing his pursuers. 
A General Theory of Oblivion is a perfectly crafted, wild patchwork of a novel, playing on a love of storytelling and fable.

Publisher: Brooklyn : Archipelago Books, c2015
ISBN: 9780914671312
Branch Call Number: FIC AGU
Characteristics: 244 p. ;,17 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hahn, Daniel

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uncommonreader
May 15, 2017

This book is interesting for the inventive way in which it is written and for the context of the Angolan War of Independence, the Civil War and victory of capitalism.

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GrimJack
Jan 24, 2016

An amazing book! "Wheels within wheels" bricked into her apartment for 30 years and yet snippets of the outside world sneak in and some of her world leaks out. The events that put her in the apartment continue to reverberate in cycles that eventually leads to a satisfying (as much as that is possible) closing.

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vickiz
Jun 26, 2017

If, while we are asleep, we can dream of sleeping, can we then, when awake, awaken within a more lucid reality?

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