Broken Glass

Broken Glass

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Broken Glass by Alain Mabanckou


Alain Mabanckou’s riotous new novel centers on the patrons of a run-down bar in the Congo. In a country that appears to have forgotten the importance of remembering, a former schoolteacher and bar regular nicknamed Broken Glass has been elected to record their stories for posterity. But Broken Glass fails spectacularly at staying out of trouble as one denizen after another wants to rewrite history in an attempt at making sure his portrayal will properly reflect their exciting and dynamic lives. Despondent over this apparent triumph of self-delusion over self-awareness, Broken Glass drowns his sorrows in red wine and riffs on the great books of Africa and the West. Brimming with life, death, and literary allusions, Broken Glass is Mabanckou’s finest novel — a mocking satire of the dangers of artistic integrity.

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ISBN-13: 9781593762735
Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date: 05/18/2010
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 542,143
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Broken Glass 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Look. First u shouldnt post a secret meeting place in camp where any one can see it. Second off u said u guys ignore stupid rp and then u go around wearing opal necklaces and stuff. Cats dont wear necklaces or if they do its bcause their twolegs made them and they r a kitty pet!(r u a kitty pet?)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago