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The Resource The robber of memories : a river journey through Colombia, Michael Jacobs

The robber of memories : a river journey through Colombia, Michael Jacobs

Label
The robber of memories : a river journey through Colombia
Title
The robber of memories
Title remainder
a river journey through Colombia
Statement of responsibility
Michael Jacobs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Magdalena, a river that courses through the heart of Columbia, connects a violent past with the country's uncertain present. British writer Michael Jacobs struggles to reconcile his love for the land and its people with the dangers that both still present. Determined to eliminate modern conveniences from his journey, he begins traversing the river by tugboat. He makes an exception for a cell phone that maintains a sporadic signal at best, in efforts to keep in touch with his mother suffering from deteriorating health. Jacobs cannot help but notice the irony of his mother's dementia and his travels through Colombian townships with the world's highest incidence of early-onset Alzheimer's. While navigating the mysterious river and unfamiliar territory-both emotionally and geographically-Jacobs comes across Gabriel Garcia Marrquez, whose own faltering memory shows a growing obsession with the Magdalena River of his youth. When Jacobs and his companions are apprehended by FARC guerillas who turn out to be as quirky and affable as they are intimidating, life begins to imitate the magical realism of Marquez's signature works. Shortly after being released from captivity, the FARC camp is bombed by the Colombian air force, leaving no likely survivors among his oddly likeable captors. Exploring themes of adventure, endings, and "the utter pointlessness of it all, " Jacobs can only forge onward in his reflection of the mystical river"--
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DLC
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1952-2014
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Jacobs, Michael
Dewey number
918.61
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F2281.M23
LC item number
J34 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jacobs, Michael
  • Magdalena River (Colombia)
  • Magdalena River Valley (Colombia)
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • García Márquez, Gabriel
  • TRAVEL / South America / General
Label
The robber of memories : a river journey through Colombia, Michael Jacobs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1523555
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781619021969
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013018054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1523555
  • (OCoLC)837957088
Label
The robber of memories : a river journey through Colombia, Michael Jacobs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1523555
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781619021969
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013018054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1523555
  • (OCoLC)837957088

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