Carlos Maria Dominguez
Adult Fiction DOMINGU
Summary: Bluma Lennon, distinguished professor of Latin American literature at Cambridge, is hit by a car while crossing the street, immersed in a volume of Emily Dickinson's poems. Several months after her untimely demise, a package arrives for her from Argentina-a copy of a Conrad novel, encrusted in cement and inscribed with a mysterious dedication. Bluma's successor in the department (and a former lover) travels to Buenos Aires to track down the sender, one Carlos Brauer, who turns out to have disappeared. The last thing known is that he moved to a remote stretch of the Uruguayan coastline and built himself a house out of his enormous and valuable library. How he got there, and why, is the subject of this seductive novel-part mystery, part social comedy, and part examination of all the many forms of bibliomania. Charmingly illustrated by Peter SÃs, The House of Paper is a tribute to the strange and passionate relationship between people and their books.
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His lover was killed; goes on a quest to find the truth to a mysterious copy of a book; professor of Latin American Literature.