Call Me Brooklyn

Call Me Brooklyn

by Eduardo Lago
     
 

Through an ingenious structure that jumps from narrator to narrator and spans decades, "Call Me Brooklyn" follows the life of Gal Ackerman, a Spanish orphan adopted during the Spanish Civil War and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Moving from the secret tunnels that shelter the forgotten residents of Manhattan to the studio where Mark Rothko put an end to his life, from the

Overview

Through an ingenious structure that jumps from narrator to narrator and spans decades, "Call Me Brooklyn" follows the life of Gal Ackerman, a Spanish orphan adopted during the Spanish Civil War and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Moving from the secret tunnels that shelter the forgotten residents of Manhattan to the studio where Mark Rothko put an end to his life, from the jazz clubs frequented by Thomas Pynchon to the bar in Madrid where we learn the truth about Ackerman's past, "Call Me Brooklyn" draws upon a rich tradition that includes Nabokov's "Pale Fire," Bellow's "Humbolt's Gift," and the novels of Felipe Alfau--a hymn to mystery and to the power of fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564788603
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
10/17/2013
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Eduardo Lago was born in Madrid in 1954, and has been a resident of New York City for the last twenty-two years. He has authored numerous interviews with important North American authors, including John Barth, David Foster Wallace, and Don DeLillo, and has also translated numerous works of English literature into Spanish. Lago served for a number of years as Executive Director of the Instituto Cervantes New York, and is a cofounder, together with Enrique Vila-Matas, of the Order of Finnegans.

Eduardo Lago was born in Madrid in 1954, and has been a resident of New York City for the last twenty-two years. He has authored numerous interviews with important North American authors, including John Barth, David Foster Wallace, and Don DeLillo, and has also translated numerous works of English literature into Spanish. Lago served for a number of years as Executive Director of the Instituto Cervantes New York, and is a cofounder, together with Enrique Vila-Matas, of the Order of Finnegans.

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