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
Where it fell apart for me was the ending. - 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  - Lindsay LeClair - Goodreads

I enjoyed the narrative of the book, stream of consciousness and rambling as it was, and I enjoyed the characters. The magical realism was wonderful. Where it fell apart for me was the ending. Since ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

One of the most eloquent books I've read in a long time. Self deprecating at times. Enjoyable throughout. 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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