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Lost Luggage

by Jordi Punti

Lost Luggage Synopsis

Christof, Christophe, Christopher and Cristofol are four brothers - sons of the same father and four very different mothers, yet none of them knows of the others' existence. They live in Frankfurt, Paris, London and Barcelona and they share the fact that their father, Gabriel Delacruz - a truck driver - abandoned them when they were little. Years later, when they learn that Gabriel has been declared missing, they come together for the first time and attempt to reconstruct his life and resolve their own doubts about the past. Divided by geography yet united by blood, the Christophers set out on a quest that is at once painful, hilarious and extraordinary. They discover a man who during thirty years of driving was able to escape the darkness of Franco's Spain and to explore a luminous Europe, a journey that, with the birth of his sons, both opened and broke his heart.

Lost Luggage Press Reviews

An ingenious creation... alert to the sheer untidiness of life. --Colm Toibin Inventive, absorbing and beautifully written. --Daily Mail An outstanding read. --Daily Express An astonishing literary artefact. Marvellous. --El Mundo An utterly absorbing tale of family, friendship, love and loss --Easy Living Punti is a sprightly writer, delighting in taking us down byways and through backwaters as the novel circles Gabriel's disappearance. - Financial Times More than once it feels as though you could be in a Barcelona bar, listening to a friend indulge in a series of Rioja-fuelled anecdotes - The Times It's the combination of straight-down-the-line storytelling with Jordi's ingenious inflections in the language and structure that make Lost Luggage feel so rebellious. --Dazed&Confused

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780722139
Publication date: 1st May 2014
Author: Jordi Punti
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 480 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction in translation,

About Jordi Punti

Jordi Punti was born near Barcelona, Spain in 1967 and is a writer, translator and a regular contributor to the Spanish and Catalan press. Considered one of the most promising new voices of contemporary Catalan literature, in 1998 he published his first book of short stories, Pell d'armadillo which won the Serra d'Or Critics' Prize. Lost Luggage is his first novel.

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