The garden next door

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New York : Grove Press, 1992.
1st English-language ed.
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243 pages ; 22 cm.
Fiction Donoso, J
A Chilean writer named Julio and his wife Gloria are beset by worries, constantly bickering about money, their writing, and their son (who may or may not be plying the oldest trade in Marrakesh). When Julio's boyhood best friend, now a famous artist, lends the couple his luxurious Madrid apartment for the summer, it is an escape for both -- in particular for Julio, who fantasizes about the garden next door and the erotic life of the lovely young aristocrat who inhabits it. But Julio'slife and career unravel in Madrid: he is rebuffed by a famous literary agent, who detests him and his novel; his son's friend from Marrakesh moves in and causes havoc; and Gloria begins to drink. In the face of pitiless adversity, Julio's talent inexorably begins to fade. With The Garden Next Door, Jose Donoso has rendered a carefully crafted and bitterly comic meditation on gardens, deceit, and the nature of a writer's muse.
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Translation of: El jardín de al lado.
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Donoso, J. (1992). The garden next door. 1st English-language ed. New York: Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Donoso, José, 1924-1996. 1992. The Garden Next Door. New York: Grove Press.

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Donoso, José, 1924-1996, The Garden Next Door. New York: Grove Press, 1992.

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Donoso, José. The Garden Next Door. 1st English-language ed. New York: Grove Press, 1992. Print.

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