The Stone Raft

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jun 14, 1996 - Fiction - 300 pages
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When the Iberian Peninsula breaks free of Europe and begins to drift across the North Atlantic, five people are drawn together on the newly formed island-first by surreal events and then by love. “A splendidly imagined epic voyage...a fabulous fable” (Kirkus Reviews). Translated by Giovanni Pontiero.

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Beautiful prose, and well-translated. - Goodreads
Intersting plot, but a bit slow. - Goodreads
Book club selection for May discussion. - Goodreads
Another well-observed story by a very human writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Frederic Kerr - Goodreads

I really wanted to like this book. The premise, which has the Iberian peninsula seismically splitting off from the rest of Europe, is clever. The author was a Portuguese Nobel prize winner and I love ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

Saramago's writing is so beautiful he's probably incapable of producing a truly bad book, but this is not his strongest outing. The story meanders far too long before assembling the key characters ... Read full review

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JOSÉ SARAMAGO (1922–2010) was the author of many novels, among them Blindness, All the Names, Baltasar and Blimunda, and The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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