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The seamstress and the wind

Author: César Aira; Rosalie Knecht
Publisher: New York, NY : New Directions Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A seamstress who is sewing a wedding dress for the pregnant local art teacher fears that her son, while playing in a big semitruck, has been accidentally kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. Completely unhinged, she calls a local taxi to follow the semi in hot pursuit. When her husband finds out what's happened, he takes off after wife and child. They race not only to the end of the world, but to adventures in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: César Aira; Rosalie Knecht
ISBN: 9780811219129 0811219127
OCLC Number: 668193951
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Notes: Originally published by in Argentina as La costurera y el viento, in 1994.
Description: 132 p. ; 18 cm.
Other Titles: Costurera y el viento.
Responsibility: César Aira ; translated by Rosalie Knecht.

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A seamstress who is sewing a wedding dress for the pregnant local art teacher fears that her son, while playing in a big semitruck, has been accidentally kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. Completely unhinged, she calls a local taxi to follow the semi in hot pursuit. When her husband finds out what's happened, he takes off after wife and child. They race not only to the end of the world, but to adventures in desire where the wild Southern wind falls in love with the seamstress, and a monster child takes up with the truck driver.

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