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From the Shadows (Paperback)

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From the Shadows By Juan José Millás, Thomas Bunstead (Translator), Daniel Hahn (Translator) Cover Image
By Juan José Millás, Thomas Bunstead (Translator), Daniel Hahn (Translator)
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On the run in an antique mall loner Damián Lobo dodges into a warddrobe and soon finds himself in the bedroom of a suburban couple. Wild antics ensue as Lobo carries on as a ghost butler in the househould. I had a blast reading this book!

— Caitlin


Publishers Weekly "Top 10 Books of the Year" selection

From one of Spain's most original authors comes a wild, absurdist story about a lonely man's misguided attempts to connect

Laid off from his job, Dami n Lobo obsessively imagines himself as a celebrity being interviewed on TV. After committing an act of petty theft at an antiques market, he finds himself trapped inside a wardrobe and delivered to the seemingly idyllic home of a husband, wife, and their internet-addicted teenage daughter. There, he sneaks from the shadows to serve as an invisible butler, becoming deeply and disastrously involved with his unknowing host family. Every thread of the plot is ingeniously tied together, creating a potent admixture of parable, love story, and thriller. Mill's masterfully reveals the everyday as innately surreal as he renders the unbelievable tangible and the trivial fantastical, and full of dark humor.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781942658665
ISBN-10: 1942658664
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Publication Date: August 27th, 2019
Pages: 208
Language: English