Home Reading Service

Home Reading Service
Title Home Reading Service PDF eBook
Author Fabio Morábito
Publisher Other Press, LLC
Pages 241
Release 2021-11-16
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1635420733

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In this poignant novel, a man guilty of a minor offense finds purpose unexpectedly by way of his punishment—reading to others. After an accident—or “the misfortune,” as his cancer-ridden father’s caretaker, Celeste, calls it—Eduardo is sentenced to a year of community service reading to the elderly and disabled. Stripped of his driver’s license and feeling impotent as he nears thirty-five, he leads a dull, lonely life, chatting occasionally with the waitresses of a local restaurant or walking the streets of Cuernavaca. Once a quiet town known for its lush gardens and swimming pools, the “City of Eternal Spring” is now plagued by robberies, kidnappings, and the other myriad forms of violence bred by drug trafficking. At first, Eduardo seems unable to connect. He movingly reads the words of Dostoyevsky, Henry James, Daphne du Maurier, and more, but doesn’t truly understand them. His eccentric listeners—including two brothers, one mute, who moves his lips while the other acts as ventriloquist; deaf parents raising children they don’t know are hearing; and a beautiful, wheelchair-bound mezzo soprano—sense his detachment. Then Eduardo comes across a poem his father had copied by the Mexican poet Isabel Fraire, and it affects him as no literature has before. Through these fascinating characters, like the practical, quick-witted Celeste, who intuitively grasps poetry even though she never learned to read, Fabio Morábito shows how art can help us rediscover meaning in a corrupt, unequal society.




Library Association Record

Library Association Record
Title Library Association Record PDF eBook
Author Library Association
Publisher
Pages 426
Release 1928
Genre Bibliography
ISBN

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Proceedings of the 22d-33d annual conference of the Library Association in v. 1-12; proceedings of the 34th-44th, 47th-57th annual conference issued as a supplement to v. 13-23, new ser. v. 3-ser. 4, v. 1.




Bulletin

Bulletin
Title Bulletin PDF eBook
Author Washington State University
Publisher
Pages 134
Release 1915
Genre
ISBN

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Annual Report of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Public Library and Report of Librarian

Annual Report of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Public Library and Report of Librarian
Title Annual Report of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Public Library and Report of Librarian PDF eBook
Author Los Angeles Public Library. Board of Directors
Publisher
Pages 674
Release 1921
Genre
ISBN

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Arts & Decoration

Arts & Decoration
Title Arts & Decoration PDF eBook
Author
Publisher
Pages 516
Release 1924
Genre Architecture
ISBN

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Papers and Proceedings

Papers and Proceedings
Title Papers and Proceedings PDF eBook
Author American Library Association. Conference
Publisher
Pages 1008
Release 1928
Genre Library science
ISBN

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Bulletin of the American Library Association

Bulletin of the American Library Association
Title Bulletin of the American Library Association PDF eBook
Author American Library Association
Publisher
Pages 594
Release 1917
Genre Library science
ISBN

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