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Like a fading shadow / Antonio Munoz Molina ; translated from the Spanich by Camilo A. Ramirez.

Like a fading shadow / Antonio Munoz Molina ; translated from the Spanich by Camilo A. Ramirez.
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ISBN 9781781258934 (hardback)
9781781258941 (paperback)
Author Muñoz Molina, Antonio author.
Title Like a fading shadow / Antonio Munoz Molina ; translated from the Spanich by Camilo A. Ramirez.
Publisher/Date London : Tuskar Rock Press, 2017.
©2017
Pagination etc. 310 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary Note "The year is 1968. James Earl Ray has just shot Martin Luther King Jr. For two months he evades authorities by driving to Canada, securing a fake passport, and flying to London, all while relishing the media's confusion about his location and his image on the FBIs Most Wanted list. Eventually he lands at the Hotel Portugal in Lisbon, where he anxiously awaits a visa to Angola. But the visa never comes, and for his last ten days of freedom, Ray walks around Lisbon, paying for his pleasures and rehearsing his fake identities. Using recently declassified FBI files, Antonio Muñoz Molina reconstructs Rays final steps through the Portuguese capital, taking us inside his feverish mind, troubled past, and infamous crime. But Lisbon is also the city that inspired Muñoz Molina's first novel, 'A Winter in Lisbon,' and as he returns now, thirty years later, it becomes the stage for and witness to three alternating stories: Ray in 1968 at the centre of an international manhunt; a thirty-year-old Muñoz Molina in 1987 struggling to find his literary voice; and the author in the present, reflecting on his life and the form of the novel as an instrument for imagining the world through another person's eyes. Part historical fiction, part fictional memoir, 'Like a Fading Shadow' masterfully explores the borders between the imagined, the reported, and the experienced past in the construction of identity."--
Subject - Name King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., 1929-1968 -- Fiction
Ray, James Earl, -- 1928-1998 -- Fiction
Subject Lisbon (Portugal) -- Fiction
Historical fiction.
Added Author Ramirez, Camilo A., 1985- translator.
Shelf Location F MUNO
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