Fuera de Quicio

Fuera de Quicio

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Fuera de quicio enters the disorder of a family that adopts a chimpanzee, Fern. After a few years, they were forced to give Fern back, causing a series of traumatic changes: the melancholy mother, alcoholic father, the eldest son leaving home to search for Fern, and Rosemary -- the indirect protagonist of the story -- lives the rest of her life obsessed with taking the blame for losing her sister. This novel is an unlikely cross between a psychological thriller and scientific essay. Karen Joy Fowler manages this hybrid with enviable ease and creates a plot that is her most ambitious to date.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 318 pages
  • 142 x 211 x 23mm | 544g
  • Spain
  • Spanish
  • New edition
  • 8416420203
  • 9788416420209

Review Text

“Fuera de quicio” es un cruce improbable entre el thriller psicológico, el ensayo científico, la utopía guerrillera, las novelas de iniciación y la crónica del siempre indigesto tránsito hacia el desencanto de la madurez. Sin embargo, Karen Joy Fowler maneja este híbrido con envidiable naturalidad y trama su obra más oscuramente tragicómica y ambiciosa hasta la fecha.
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Review quote

"A novel so readably juicy and surreptitiously smart, it deserves all the attention it can get . . . [Its] fresh diction and madcap plot bend the tone toward comedy, but it never mislays its solemn raison d'être. Monkeyshines aside, this is a story of Everyfamily in which loss engraves relationships, truth is a soulful stalker and coming-of-age means facing down the mirror, recognizing the shape-shifting notion of self."--Barbara Kingsolver, The New York Times Book Review, on the English-language edition
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About Karen Joy Fowler

Karen Joy Fowler is the author of Sarah Canary, The Sweet-Heart Season, Black Glass, and The Jane Austen Book Club. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014, confirming Karen Joy Fowler as one of the brightest figures of current literature.
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Rating details

79,146 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 23% (17,884)
4 40% (31,467)
3 27% (21,213)
2 8% (6,443)
1 3% (2,139)
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