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Author: Mark Spragg
Publisher: Barcelona : Grupo Editorial Random House Mondadori ; [New York?] : Distributed by Random House, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Spanish : 1. ed. en U.S.AView all editions and formats
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"Una niña con una visión muy particular del mundo de los adultos sirve de nexo para recomponer las relaciones truncadas de su entorno familiar."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Novela
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Spragg
ISBN: 0307343138 9780307343130
OCLC Number: 61216045
Notes: Subtitle from Cover.
Description: 339 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Unfinished life.
Responsibility: Mark Spragg ; traducción de Carlos Milla Soler.
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"Una niña con una visión muy particular del mundo de los adultos sirve de nexo para recomponer las relaciones truncadas de su entorno familiar."--Back cover.

One of the truest and most original new voices in American letters, as Kent Haruf has written, Mark Spragg now tells the story of a complex, prodigal homecoming. Jean Gilkyson is floundering in a trailer house in Iowa with yet another brutal boyfriend when she realizes this kind of life has got to stop, especially for the sake of her daughter, Griff. But the only place they can run to is Ishawooa, Wyoming, where Jean's loved ones are dead and her father in law, the only person who could take them in, wishes that she was too. For a decade, Einar Gilkyson has blamed her for the accident that took his son's life, and he has chosen to go on living himself largely because his oldest friend couldn't otherwise survive. They've been bound together like brothers since the Korean War and now face old age on a faltering ranch, their intimacy even more acute after Mitch was horribly crippled while Einar helplessly watched. Of course, ten year old Griff knows none of this-only that her father is dead and her mother has bad taste in men. But once she encounters this grandfather she'd never heard about, and the black cowboy confined to the bunkhouse, with irrepressible courage and great spunk she attempts to turn grievous loss, wrath, and recrimination to which she's naturally the most vulnerable toward reconciliation and love. Immediately compelling and constantly surprising, rich in character, landscape, and compassion, An Unfinished Life shows a novelist of extraordinary talents in the fullness of his powers.

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