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The lost book of Adana Moreau : a novel

by Zapata, Michael,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 16 of 22 copies
Available (16)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Brookline Fiction FICTION Zapata
Location  CLP - Brookline
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FICTION Zapata
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Fiction Collection FICTION Zapata
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Zapata
 
 
CLP - Homewood Fiction Collection FICTION Zapata
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Zapata
 
 
CLP - Knoxville Fiction Collection FICTION Zapata
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Zapata
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - New Fiction FICTION Zapata
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - New Fiction
 
Call Number  FICTION Zapata
 
 
CLP - South Side Fiction FICTION Zapata
Location  CLP - South Side
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FICTION Zapata
 
 
Carnegie Library of Homestead Fiction FIC Zapa
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC Zapa
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Fiction ZAPATA MICHAEL
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  ZAPATA MICHAEL
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Summer Reads Zapata Michael (SUMMER READS)
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Summer Reads
 
Call Number  Zapata Michael (SUMMER READS)
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Summer Reads Zapata Michael (SUMMER READS)
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Summer Reads
 
Call Number  Zapata Michael (SUMMER READS)
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Summer Reads Zapata Michael (SUMMER READS)
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Summer Reads
 
Call Number  Zapata Michael (SUMMER READS)
 
 
Northland Public Library New Books FIC ZAPATA
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  New Books
 
Call Number  FIC ZAPATA
 
 
Robinson Library Fiction FIC ZAPATA
Location  Robinson Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC ZAPATA
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Fiction NEW ZAPATA
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  NEW ZAPATA
 
 
South Park Library Fiction F ZAPATA
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  F ZAPATA
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Fiction Realistic F ZAPATA
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Fiction Realistic
 
Call Number  F ZAPATA
 
 
 
Unavailable (6)
Location Collection Status
CLP - Squirrel Hill Fiction Collection CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Adult Fiction ON HOLDSHELF
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Adult Fiction
 
Status  ON HOLDSHELF
 
 
Sewickley Public Library New Book CHECKED OUT
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  New Book
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary
*Nominated for the Chicago Review of Books Award in Fiction*

A BookPage Best Book of the Year

A Library Journal Best Winter/Spring Debut of 2020

A Most Anticipated Book of 2020 from the Boston Globe and The Millions

A Best Book of February 2020 at Salon, The Millions, LitHub and Vol 1. Brooklyn

"A stunner--equal parts epic and intimate, thrilling and elegiac."--Laura Van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel



The mesmerizing story of a Latin American science fiction writer and the lives her lost manuscript unites decades later in post-Katrina New Orleans

In 1929 in New Orleans, a Dominican immigrant named Adana Moreau writes a science fiction novel. The novel earns rave reviews, and Adana begins a sequel. Then she falls gravely ill. Just before she dies, she destroys the only copy of the manuscript.

Decades later in Chicago, Saul Drower is cleaning out his dead grandfather's home when he discovers a mysterious manuscript written by none other than Adana Moreau. With the help of his friend Javier, Saul tracks down an address for Adana's son in New Orleans, but as Hurricane Katrina strikes they must head to the storm-ravaged city for answers.

What results is a brilliantly layered masterpiece--an ode to home, storytelling and the possibility of parallel worlds.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In a lyrical tale spanning a century and veering from the colonized Caribbean to revolutionary Russia, from mid-twentieth-century Chicago to Katrina-besieged New Orleans, Zapata spins an iridescent web of grief, loss, and memory. Maxwell Moreau, offspring of Adana, a brilliant Dominican writer, and a father he knows as the last pirate, grows to adolescence deprived of both parents but entranced by the tales his mother once recounted in her glorious novel of alternate realities, Lost City. More than a half-century later, another orphaned boy, Saul, discovers a mysterious manuscript among his deceased grandfather's belongings, addressed to a famous theoretical physicist, Maxwell Moreau. The connection between Saul and Maxwell, and the role Adana's novel plays in both their lives constitute an enchanting blend of history, science, and fairy tale. Zapata's unforgettable characters lose loved ones, countries, and even identities, but they preserve lost worlds in the stories they tell and by reading the night sky. Maxwell and Saul realize that history and science alone are insufficient to describe the myriad possibilities of human existence. History, Saul observes, like fiction was illusory, if not an outright lie, but we still existed because of it and it existed because of us . A lush, spellbinding tale.--Lesley Williams Copyright 2020 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Zapata's stirring debut, a man's efforts to fulfill his grandfather's last wishes leads him into the horror of post-Katrina New Orleans. On the eve of the Great Depression, Dominican expat novelist Adana Moreau finishes then destroys the sequel to her masterwork, Lost City. After her death, Adana's 10 year-old, mixed-race son, Maxwell, is alone and adrift in New Orleans. A generation later in Chicago, Saul Drower discovers an unpublished manuscript in a box that his late grandfather requested be sent to now-renowned physicist Maxwell Moreau. Saul's efforts to locate the elusive academic lead him to New Orleans just as Hurricane Katrina makes landfall. Joined by his childhood friend, Saul dives deep into the flooded city. Zapata expertly jumps between the story of Maxwell 's youth and Saul's attempt to return his manuscript. Histories collide as Saul navigates the storm-battered city in search of Maxwell and the prophetic words of Adana become realized. Zapata expertly blends the drama of the lost manuscript with the on-the-ground chaos and tumult caused by the storm. Digging into themes of regeneration and rejuvenation, Zapata's marriage of speculative and realist styles makes for a harrowing, immersive tale that will appeal to fans of Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones. (Feb.)"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Women authors -- Fiction.
Manuscripts -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Fiction.
Dominican Americans -- Fiction.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Fiction.
New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction.
Publisher Toronto, Ontario, Canada :2020
Language English
Description 266 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781335010124
1335010122
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