Seven houses in France

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Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, [2012], ©2011.
9781555976231 (pbk.), 1555976239 (pbk.)
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250 pages ; 21 cm


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Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, [2012], ©2011.
9781555976231 (pbk.), 1555976239 (pbk.)


The year is 1903, and the garrison of Yangambi on the banks of the River Congo is under the command of Captain Lalande Biran. The captain is also a poet whose ambition is to amass a fortune and return to the literary cafes of Paris. His glamorous wife Christine has a further ambition: to own seven houses in France, a house for every year he has been abroad. At Lalande Biran's side are the ex-legionnaire van Thiegel, a brutal womaniser, and the servile, treacherous Donatien, who dreams of running a brothel. The officers spend their days guarding enslaved rubber-tappers and kidnapping young girls, and at their hands the jungle is transformed into a wild circus of human ambition and absurdity. But everything changes with the arrival of a new officer and brilliant marksman: the enigmatic Chrysostome Liege.
Text in English, translated from Spanish; originally published in Basque.

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Atxaga, B., & Costa, M. J. (20122011). Seven houses in France . Graywolf Press.

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Atxaga, Bernardo and Margaret Jull. Costa. 20122011. Seven Houses in France. Graywolf Press.

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Atxaga, Bernardo and Margaret Jull. Costa. Seven Houses in France Graywolf Press, 20122011.

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Atxaga, Bernardo., and Margaret Jull Costa. Seven Houses in France Graywolf Press, 20122011.

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