Welcome to the new catalog for Santa Fe Public Library. We'd love to hear your feedback.

The stone raft

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
A "marvelously amusing" political fable in which part of the European continent breaks off and drifts away on its own (Publishers Weekly, starred review). A Nobel Prize winner who has been called "the Garca̕ Mr̀quez of Portugal" (New Statesman) chronicles world events on a human scale in this exhilarating allegorical novel. One day, quite inexplicably, the Iberian Peninsula simply breaks free from the European continent and begins to drift as if it were a sort of stone raft. Panic ensues as residents and tourists attempt to escape, while crowds gather on cliffs to watch the newly formed island sail off into the sea. Meanwhile, five people on the island are drawn together-first by a string of surreal events and then by love. Taking to the road to explore the limits of their now finite land, they find themselves adrift in a world made new by this radical shift in perspective. As bureaucrats ponder what to do about their unusual predicament, the intertwined lives of these five strangers are clarified and forever changed by a physical, spiritual, and sexual voyage to an unknown destination. At once an epic adventure and a profound fable about the state of the European project, The Stone Raft is a "hauntingly lyrical narrative with political, social, and moral underpinnings" (Booklist) that "may be Saramago's finest work" (Los Angeles Times). Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780151851980
9780547545318
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID a3d45d95-5f96-c45b-fd83-7f8f0111f801
Grouping Title stone raft
Grouping Author saramago josé
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-07-02 04:18:45AM
Last Indexed 2018-07-15 04:21:42AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Pontiero, Giovanni.
author Saramago, José.
author2-role Pontiero, Giovanni., hoopla digital.
author_display Saramago, José
available_at_santafe Oliver La Farge Branch
detailed_location_santafe La Farge, Online Hoopla Collection
display_description A "marvelously amusing" political fable in which part of the European continent breaks off and drifts away on its own (Publishers Weekly, starred review). A Nobel Prize winner who has been called "the Garca̕ Mr̀quez of Portugal" (New Statesman) chronicles world events on a human scale in this exhilarating allegorical novel. One day, quite inexplicably, the Iberian Peninsula simply breaks free from the European continent and begins to drift as if it were a sort of stone raft. Panic ensues as residents and tourists attempt to escape, while crowds gather on cliffs to watch the newly formed island sail off into the sea. Meanwhile, five people on the island are drawn together-first by a string of surreal events and then by love. Taking to the road to explore the limits of their now finite land, they find themselves adrift in a world made new by this radical shift in perspective. As bureaucrats ponder what to do about their unusual predicament, the intertwined lives of these five strangers are clarified and forever changed by a physical, spiritual, and sexual voyage to an unknown destination. At once an epic adventure and a profound fable about the state of the European project, The Stone Raft is a "hauntingly lyrical narrative with political, social, and moral underpinnings" (Booklist) that "may be Saramago's finest work" (Los Angeles Times). Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero
format_category_santafe Books, eBook
format_santafe Book, eBook
id a3d45d95-5f96-c45b-fd83-7f8f0111f801
isbn 9780151851980, 9780547545318
item_details hoopla:MWT11938331||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11938331||Available Online||||, ils:.b11350180|.i18836707|La Farge|Sci Fi Saramago, J|||1|false|false|||||*CHECK SHELF*||lf||
itype_santafe , Regular Circ
last_indexed 2018-07-15T10:21:42.462Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe Sci Fi Saramago, J
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Oliver La Farge Branch
primary_isbn 9780151851980
publishDate 1995, 1996
record_details hoopla:MWT11938331|eBook|eBook||English|Mariner Books,|1996.|1 online resource, ils:.b11350180|Book|Books|1st U.S. ed.|English|Harcourt Brace,|c1995.|292 p. ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_santafe
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT11938331 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
ils:.b11350180 .i18836707 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 999
subject_facet Electronic books, Fantastic fiction, Fantasy fiction, Portuguese fiction -- 20th century -- Translations into English
title_display The stone raft
title_full The stone raft / José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero, The stone raft [electronic resource] Saramago, José.
title_short The stone raft
topic_facet Electronic books, Fantasy fiction, Portuguese fiction