Monday, November 18, 2013

What is Jordi Punti reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Jordi Punti, author of Lost Luggage.

His entry begins:
As a writer, one of my interests is the destiny of displaced people, or people who live on the edge of two different cultures, countries, languages etc. This is the reason I picked up This Is How You Lose Her, the story collection by Junot Díaz. His way of portraying human relations through the lives of American characters with a Dominican background is always very funny, touching and full of literary grace. He has a special touch for combining the daily troubles of normal people with storytelling that is...[read on]
About Lost Luggage, from the publisher:
Christof, Christophe, Christopher, and Cristòfol are four brothers—sons of the same father and four very different mothers—yet none of them knows of the others’ existence. They live in four different cities: Frankfurt, Paris, London, and Barcelona. Unbeknownst to them, they have one thing in common: Gabriel Delacruz—a truck driver—abandoned them when they were little and they never heard from him again.

Then one day, Cristòfol is contacted by the police: his father is officially a missing person. This fact leads him to discover that he has three half-brothers, and the four young men come together for the first time. Two decades have passed since their father last saw any of them. They barely remember what he was like, but they decide to look for him to resolve their doubts. Why did he abandon them? Why do all four have the same name? Did he intend for them to meet?

Divided by geography yet united by blood, the “Christophers” set out on a quest that is at once painful, hilarious, and extraordinary. They discover a man who during thirty years of driving was able to escape the darkness of Franco’s Spain and to explore a luminous Europe, a journey that, with the birth of his sons, both opened and broke his heart.
Learn more about Lost Luggage at the publisher's website.

Writers Read: Jordi Punti.

--Marshal Zeringue