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    DescriptionWhen the Iberian Peninsula breaks free of Europe and begins to drift across the North Atlantic, five people are drawn together on the newly formed island-first by surreal events and then by love. "A splendidly imagined epic voyage...a fabulous fable" (Kirkus Reviews). Translated by Giovanni Pontiero.


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    Title
    The Stone Raft
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jose Saramago, Translated by Giovanni Pontiero
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780156004015
    ISBN 10: 0156004011
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21000
    Ingram Theme: APPR/AWARD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 25
    DC22: 869.3/42
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    B&T Approval Code: P24102962
    LC classification: PQ9281.A66 J313 1996
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Edition statement
    Reprint, Translation
    Publisher
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
    Imprint name
    HARVEST BOOKS
    Publication date
    14 June 1996
    Back cover copy
    Joana Carda scratches the ground with an elm branch and the mute dogs of Cerbere begin to bark, portending doom. The earth cracks open and the Iberian peninsula separates from Europe and floats off into the Atlantic. The people flee the coastal areas in a mass exodus, to wander, disoriented, across the floating, spinning island's interior. Among them are a group of strangers who wind up in the home of Maria Guavaira: Joaquim Sassa, who threw a stone into the sea and then found himself in Maria's bed; Joana Carda, who cut the earth in two; Jose Anaico, the king of the starlings; Pedro Orce, who can make the earth tremble with his feet; and a dog with no name and every name. At once an epic adventure and a timely political fable about the vicissitudes of the European Community, The Stone Raft is a narrative tour de force.