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The Resource The light of the fireflies, Paul Pen ; translated by Simon Bruni

The light of the fireflies, Paul Pen ; translated by Simon Bruni

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The light of the fireflies
Title
The light of the fireflies
Statement of responsibility
Paul Pen ; translated by Simon Bruni
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"A haunting and hopeful tale of discovering light in even the darkest of places. For his whole life, the boy has lived underground, in a basement with his parents, grandmother, sister, and brother. Before he was born, his family was disfigured by a fire. His sister wears a white mask to cover her burns. He spends his hours with his cactus, reading his book on insects, or touching the one ray of sunlight that filters in through a crack in the ceiling. Ever since his sister had a baby, everyone's been acting very strangely. The boy begins to wonder why they never say who the father is, about what happened before his own birth, about why they're shut away. A few days ago, some fireflies arrived in the basement. His grandma said, There's no creature more amazing than one that can make its own light. That light makes the boy want to escape, to know the outside world. Problem is, all the doors are locked. And he doesn't know how to get out ..."--Page 4 of cover
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10484628
Cataloging source
KG6
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1979-
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Pen, Paul
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Bruni, Simâon
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True
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  • Imprisonment
  • Incest
  • Boys
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Boys
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Imprisonment
  • Incest
Label
The light of the fireflies, Paul Pen ; translated by Simon Bruni
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as El brillo de las luciâernagas by Plaza & Janes in Spain in 2013. Translated from Spanish by Simon Bruni
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781503933545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn946453509
  • (OCoLC)946453509
  • 610272
  • 610272
Label
The light of the fireflies, Paul Pen ; translated by Simon Bruni
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as El brillo de las luciâernagas by Plaza & Janes in Spain in 2013. Translated from Spanish by Simon Bruni
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781503933545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn946453509
  • (OCoLC)946453509
  • 610272
  • 610272

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