Alva & Irva: The Twins Who Saved a City download epub
by Edward Carey
Alva & Irva: The Twins W. .has been added to your Cart. Alva and Irva Dapps, eccentric twin sisters, never had an easy life. Their father died the day they were born, when his scandalous malfeasance at the post office was abruptly discovered. Their mother was oddly reclusive.
Alva & Irva: The Twins W. The girls themselves, strangely symbiotic, struggled with their sense of identity, and even more so, with their sense of place. And their city, Entralla, somewhere in-perhaps-Europe, is somehow symbolic of all places, all home-towns, and all sense of belonging.
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Edward Carey (born April 1970, in North Walsham, Norfolk, England) is a.Alva & Irva: The Twins Who Saved a City. p. 214. ISBN 978-0-330-39605-9.
Edward Carey (born April 1970, in North Walsham, Norfolk, England) is a playwright, and novelist. He has written several adaptations for the stage, including Patrick Süskind’s The Pigeon, and Robert Coover’s Pinocchio in Venice. His own plays include Sulking Thomas and Captain of the Birds. A re-creation of Entralla also appears in the story of Alva & Irva, since the twins of the book's title are the designer and sculptor, respectively, of their native city in miniature. ISBN 978-2-85940-781-0.
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the twins who saved a city. Introduction by August Hirkus: A New Statue for Our City. PART TWO: Alva & Irva. An Over-Protective Mother Once Lived on Veber Street. A Set of Female Twins Once Attended the School on Littsen Street. PART ONE: Dallia & Linas. A Love Story Written on the Ceiling of the Central Train Station. Interlude 2: Lunch, The International World Hotel. PART THREE: The World & Our City. A Postwoman from Our City Once Travelled the World Without Ever Leaving Our City. The World Loses Its Head. Interlude 3: Supper: Tectonic House, Television Tower, Le Grand Lubatkin.
Edward Carey is most decidedly a miniaturist. Miniature things move people," he remarks, two dozen pages into his second novel; and again, a similar distance from the end. His characters make models out of matchsticks or Plasticine; models more significant, in some eyes, than the things they represent. Alva & Irva is illustrated with photographs of a sculpture by the author, showing the sisters Alva and Irva Lina Dapps standing among the streets and buildings of their most significant creation, a model of their native city, Entralla. Entralla is a small central European city so ordinary, so unremarkable, that no one ever notices it's there.
Alva and Irva Dapps are identical twin sisters brilliantly portrayed living in an imaginary-but altogether imaginable-city. In this inventive tale of creativity, obsession, and passion, Edward Carey touches deftly on the fine line we all walk between fantasy and reality. A shining story about love and belonging, Alva & Irva takes the reader on an enchanting journey through a city of the imagination, with unforgettable heroines whose conflicting desires contain the seeds of both their destruction and their salvation.
English playwright Edward Carey's novel Alva & Irva is a spirited, inventive tale with a vein of half-ironic sadness running . Alva and Irva Dapps, eccentric twin sisters, never had an easy life
English playwright Edward Carey's novel Alva & Irva is a spirited, inventive tale with a vein of half-ironic sadness running through it that brings to mind th. 207 pp. Orlando, Fl. Harcourt.