Shanghai nights

Shanghai nights -  - 9780099464372
EAN: 9780099464372
Editado por: Vintage
Materia: Lecturas en inglés
Publicado el: 1 Junio 2007
Nº Edición: 1
Nº páginas: 195
Encuadernación: Rústica

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Shanghai Nights is a fable about dreams and frustrations which moves from an impoverished post-civil war Barcelona - where Juan Marsé spent his own childhood - into the exotic underworld of Shanghai. The narrator is 14-year-old Daniel, whose father has not returned from that war. Daniel fills in time between school and starting work (as Marsé did) as a jeweller's apprentice by taking on the care of an elderly and eccentric sea captain, Captain Blay, described as like "some decrepit domesticated Buffalo Bill". Blay was wounded in the civil war and his bandaged head is filled with the memories of his dead children and strange obsessions about gas leaks and chimney smoke.