The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra

This story about family secrets and art is a feast of images lingering long after the final page is turned.

Author: Pedro Mairal

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The New Republic Best Books of 2013 and World Literature Today Best Books of 2013. "A simple mystery constructed very cleverly ... an atmospheric and understated book with vivid settings and characters, a true delight to read."-10 Best Books Shorter than 150 Pages, Publishers Weekly "Mairal's quickening prose moves from the ordinary to the opulent . . . without skipping a beat."--Jed Perl, The New Republic "Mairal isn't your old college literature professor's idea of an Argentine novelist."--Los Angeles Times "Affirms Pedro Mairal's stature as one of the most significant Argentine writers working today."--David Leavitt, author of The Two Hotel Francforts At age nine, Juan Salvatierra became mute following a horse riding accident. At twenty, he began secretly painting a series of long rolls of canvas, minutely detailing six decades of life in his village on Argentina's river frontier with Uruguay. After the death of Salvatierra, his sons return to the village from Buenos Aires to deal with their inheritance: a shed packed with canvases stretching over two miles in length, depicting personal and communal history. Museum curators come calling to acquire this strange, gargantuan artwork but an essential one of its rolls is missing. A search that illuminates the links between art and life ensues, as an intrigue of family secrets buried in the past cast their shadows on the present. Pedro Mairal, born in Buenos Aires in 1970, is one of the most exciting Argentine novelists of his generation. In 2007 he was included in the Bogotá 39, which named the best Latin American authors.

The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra

THE MISSING YEAR OF JUAN SALVATIERRA www.newvesselpress.com First
published in Spanish in 2008 as Salvatierra Copyright © 2008 Pedro Mairal
Translation Copyright © 2013 Nicholas Caistor All rights reserved. Except for
brief ...

Author: Pedro Mairal

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ISBN: 1939931061

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An artist’s sons hunt for their mysterious inheritance: “A pleasure to read . . . One of the most significant Argentine writers working today” (David Leavitt, author of The Lost Language of Cranes). At age nine, Juan Salvatierra became mute following a horse riding accident. At twenty, he began secretly painting a series of long rolls of canvas in which he minutely detailed six decades of life in his village on Argentina’s river frontier with Uruguay. After the death of Salvatierra, his sons return to the village from Buenos Aires to deal with their inheritance: a shed packed with painted rolls of canvas stretching over two miles in length and depicting personal and communal history. Museum curators from Europe come calling to acquire this strange, gargantuan artwork. But an essential roll is missing. A search ensues that illuminates the links between art and life, as an intrigue of family secrets buried in the past cast their shadows on the present. “Will surely leave some readers thinking of Henry James’s tragicomic accounts of the artist’s life.” —The New Republic “Pedro Mairal isn’t your old college literature professor’s idea of an Argentine novelist.” —Los Angeles Times

The Year of the Comet

THE MISSING YEAR OF JUAN SALVATIERRA BY PEDRO MAIRAL AT THE AGE
OF NINE, JUAN SALVATIERRA became mute following a horse riding accident.
At twenty, he began secretly painting a series of canvases on which he detailed ...

Author: Sergei Lebedev

Publisher: New Vessel Press

ISBN: 1939931428

Category: Fiction

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A coming of age novel set in a crumbling Soviet Union by the acclaimed author of Oblivion—“the best of Russia’s younger generation of writers”(The New York Review of Books). As the Soviet Union edges toward collapse, a young boy’s idyllic childhood takes a sinister turn. Rumors of a serial killer haunt the neighborhood, families pack up and leave town without a word of warning, and the country begins to unravel. Policemen stand by as protesters overtake the streets, knowing that the once awe-inspiring symbols of power they wear on their helmets have become devoid of meaning. In The Year of the Comet, the acclaimed Russian poet and novelist Sergei Lebedev depicts a vast empire coming apart at the seams, transforming a very public moment into something delicate and personal. With stunning beauty and shattering insight, Lebedev writes about the tenderness of childhood, the legacy of Stalinism, and the growing consciousness of a boy in the world. “A clear poetic sensibility built to stand against the forces of erasure.” —The Wall Street Journal “This gorgeously written, unsettling novel . . . leaves us with a fresh understanding of that towering moment in recent history” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Iowa Review

Nick Caistor's translation of Mairal's novel The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra
has just been published by New Vessel Press . Nina R. Mishkin was born in 1931
. She practiced law in Boston for nearly twenty years before retiring to Princeton ...

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Poso Wells

More Praise for Poso Wells: "By expertly weaving multiple narratives around the figure of Vinueza, the hapless (but wealthy!) presidential candidate who resembles so many corrupt (but wealthy!) presidential candidates in the modern history ...

Author: Gabriela Alemán

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872867811

Category: Fiction

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"Poso Wells is ironic, audacious, and fierce. But what is it, exactly? A satire? A scifi novel? A political detective yarn? Or the purest reality of contemporary Latin America. It's unclassifiable—as all great books are."—Samanta Schweblin, author of Fever Dream "Poso Wells is brilliant, audacious, doubtlessly playful and at the same time so dark and bitter. A truly unforgettable book."—Alejandro Zambra, author of Multiple Choice "The story is a condemnation not only of the corrupt businessmen and the criminal gangs that rule Poso Wells but also of the violence against women that plagues Latin America's real slums."—The New Yorker "One part Thomas Pynchon, one part Gabriel García Marquez, and one part Raymond Chandler, Alemán’s novel contains mystery, horror, humor, absurdity, and political commentary … A concoction of political thriller and absurdist literary mystery that never fails to entertain."—Kirkus Reviews "A wild, successful satire of Ecuadorian politics and supernatural encounters. … Alemán’s singular voice keeps the ride fresh and satisfying."—Publishers Weekly In the squalid settlement of Poso Wells, women have been regularly disappearing, but the authorities have shown little interest. When the leading presidential candidate comes to town, he and his entourage are electrocuted in a macabre accident witnessed by a throng of astonished spectators. The sole survivor—next in line for the presidency—inexplicably disappears from sight. Gustavo Varas, a principled journalist, picks up the trail, which leads him into a violent, lawless underworld. Bella Altamirano, a fearless local, is on her own crusade to pierce the settlement's code of silence, ignoring repeated death threats. It turns out that the disappearance of the candidate and those of the women are intimately connected, and not just to a local crime wave, but to a multinational magnate's plan to plunder the country's cloud forest preserve. More Praise for Poso Wells: "By expertly weaving multiple narratives around the figure of Vinueza, the hapless (but wealthy!) presidential candidate who resembles so many corrupt (but wealthy!) presidential candidates in the modern history of Ecuador, Gabriela Alemán depicts with verve and humor the horrors and absurdities of a society intent on perpetuating itself."—Mauro Javier Cardenas, author of The Revolutionaries Try Again "Gabriela Alemán has a rhythm worth watching … she does something unexpected, things fly apart, she leaps into the void, and you think, 'there's no way she can pull this off'—but no, everything fits together, falls into place, flows, and the story goes on."—Pedro Mairal, author of The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra "This compulsively readable book is Gabriela Alemán’s debut as a novelist in the English-language. Sparklingly original, full of dry wit, and deliciously suspenseful, Poso Wells could well earn Gabriela Alemán a cult following.”—Jon Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent World, and The Fall of Baghdad

Mid America

Mass was probably said by Fray Marcos in Arizona in 1539 , perhaps even the
year before by Fray Juan de la Asunción . It is a safe ... Fathers Juan María
Salvatierra and Eusebio Kino made their first entry into Arizona in January , 1691
. " In San ... An indeterminate number of pages are missing from this register . The
first ...

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The United States Encyclopedia of History

When the little party of six men under Padre Juan Maria Salvatierra established a
mission and the first permanent European ... which were enough to support the
enterprise and pay a bishop the equivalent of $ 6,000 a year from the interest .

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Voyage of the Sonora in the Second Bucareli Expedition to Explore the Northwest Coast Survey the Port of San Francisco and Found Franciscan Missions and a Presidio and Pueblo at that Port

See Burriel ; Ri - vera ; Salvatierra . Juan Francisco , old Spanish name of
Tomales Bay , 100 . S Juan Francisco de la Bodega ? Juan de Fuca , river of , 33
; Strait of Admiral Fonte identified with that of , 48 ; Strait of , identified with mouth
of Columbia , 87 ; his real name , 97 . ... Maps and charts , Bellin ' s , 11 , 15 , 23 ,
47 , 48 ; missing , of those made by De la Bodega and Maurelle , 12 , 30 , 97 ...
Maurelle , Francisco Antonio , charts made by him in 1775 , 7 , 81 ; served ten
years in the ...

Author: Francisco Antonio Mourelle de la Rúa

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Voyage of the Sonora from the 1775 Journal of Don Francisco Antonio Mourelle as Translated by Daines Barrington

See Burriel ; Ri vera ; Salvatierra . Juan Francisco , old Spanish name of Tomales
Bay , 100 . S Juan Francisco de la Bodega ? Juan de Fuca , river of , 33 ; Strait of
Admiral Fonte identified with that of , 48 ; Strait of , identified with mouth of ...
Maps and charts , Bellin ' s , 11 , 15 , 23 , 47 , 48 ; missing , of those made by De
la Bodega and Maurelle , 12 , 30 , 97 ... Francisco Antonio , charts made by him
in 1775 , 7 , 81 ; served ten years in the Bay of Biscay , 8 ; appointed first pilot of
the ...

Author: Francisco Antonio Mourelle de la Rúa

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Report

After the “ missing link " ( the road between the Second and Third Forests ) has
been supplied , the traveler will be offered a tour ... They date from about 1730 ,
and are possibly a few years older than that . ... Leaving Dolores in 1691 , Father
Juan Maria Salvatierra and Father Kino traveled by way of Santa Maria
Magdalena ...

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Annual Reports of the Department of the Interior

After the " missing link " ( the road between the Second and Third Forests ) has
been supplied , the traveler will be offered a tour ... They date from about 1730 ,
and are possibly a few years older than that . ... Leaving Dolores in 1691 , Father
Juan Maria Salvatierra and Father Kino traveled by way of Santa Maria
Magdalena ...

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Catalog of the Library of the Mercantile Library Association of San Francisco

Life in Mexico during a residence of two years . Bost . ... Caliban : the missing link
. ... DANA , R. H. , Jr. Two years before the mast ( 1835 ) . ... TAYLOR , A. S. First
voyage to the coasts of California , made in 1542 and 1543 , by Juan 342.

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Research Studies

1801 123 Drafts of letters ( borrador ) written during the year 1801 , the majority
by María Josefa de Velasco y Ovando from Mexico City ... Subject : advice on
management of the Hacienda de Salvatierra which he administers ; comments
and instructions on care and ... delivered by Felipe Pliego through Juan José
García ; rent for the Casa de las Ruanas was missing — a ruse of Saravia y
Procel who was ...

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Research Studies

1801 123 Drafts of letters ( borrador ) written during the year 1801 , the majority
by María Josefa de Velasco y Ovando from Mexico City ... Subject : advice on
management of the Hacienda de Salvatierra which he administers ; comments
and instructions on care and ... delivered by Felipe Pliego through Juan José
García ; rent for the Casa de las Ruanas was missing — a ruse of Saravia y
Procel who was ...

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The Hispanic American Historical Review

... Ecuador EUGENIO PEREIRA SALAs , Biblioteca Nacional , Santiago , Chile
JUAN E . PIVEL Devoto , Museo Histórico Nacional ... SALVATIERRA , Managua
, Nicaragua RAFAEL HELIODORO VALLE , Embassy of Honduras , Washington ,
D . C . The annual index to this REVIEW is published separately and is mailed to
subscribers with the February issue each year . ... The publishers expect to
supply missing numbers free when losses have been sustained in transit and
when the ...

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Includes "Bibliographical section".

Three Centuries of Mexican Documents

Subject : advice on management of the Hacienda de Salvatierra which he
administers ; comments and instructions on care and progress ... and wheat ;
harvest results , mentioning the results of the preceding year ' s harvest on
Haciendas de San Juan and San Lorenzo ... too low ; author mentions several
items which were incorrect or missing from Saravia y Procel ' s accounts ; his
accounts were poorly ...

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American Bookfinder and Serially American Book Prices Current

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The Country Gentleman

31 and New Years crossed the Third division of the second corps at Mor of
robbers . ... The loss in killed , wounded and missing Mexico . ... for the purpose
of making a raid prisoner at Salvatierra , and was taken to Celaya by a There
have been very much the appearance of ... If the time appointed , marching in 16
% hours , 47 miles . troops -- one at San Juan de los Hanas , which lasted from
winter bolds ...

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A journal for the farm, the garden, and the fireside, devoted to improvement in agriculture, horticulture, and rural taste; to elevation in mental, moral, and social character, and the spread of useful knowledge and current news.

Antiquarian Bookman

Juan Maria de Salvatierra Volwiler . George Croghan & the ... Harrington ,
Missing Links of History . Lucile Coleman Box 448 ... Book on Antique
Typewriters . Unraveling the Book of Books Wake of Odysseus Year of Cite AB
August 7 , 1961 503.

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