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Leaving the Atocha Station

Leaving the Atocha Station

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Leaving the Atocha Station

Leaving the Atocha Station

Audio Library Digital

09/27/2011

340 minutes

9781611204339

Audio Retail Digital

09/27/2011

340 minutes

9781611204353

Audio CD

09/27/2011

5 Audio CD

340 minutes

9781611204315

Audio MP3 CD

09/27/2011

1 Audio MP3 CD

340 minutes

9781611204346

Playaway

09/27/2011

340 minutes

9781611204360

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Adam Gordon is a brilliant, if highly unreliable, young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid, struggling to establish his sense of self and his relationship to art. Instead of following the dictates of his fellowship, Adam's 'research' becomes a meditation on the possibility of the genuine in the arts and beyond: are his relationships with the people he meets in Spain as fraudulent as he fears his poems are? Is poetry an essential art form, or merely a screen for the reader's projections? A witness to the 2004 Madrid train bombings and their aftermath, does he participate in historic events or merely watch them pass him by?

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One of the Best Fiction Books of 2011. [Lerner] writes so candidly and exquisitely...a marvelous novel...fully dimensional and compelling..., The Wall Street Journal

One of the best books of 2011. ...intensely and unusually brilliant., The Guardian (UK)

One of the best books from indie publishers in 2011. [Leaving the Atocha Station] is remarkable for its ability to be simultaneously warm, ruminative, heart-breaking, and funny. Which is all to say that this book is suddenly one of my very favorites and I have a serious crush on Ben Lerner's brain., Shelf Unbound

One of the best books of 2011., Jonathan Franzen

One of the best books of 2011., iTunes

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