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Lost Luggage [Kindle Edition]

Jordi Punti
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Christof, Christophe, Christopher and Cristòfol are four brothers – sons of the same father and four very different mothers, yet none of them knows about the existence of the others. They live in Frankfurt, Paris, London and Barcelona and they unwittingly share the fact that their father, 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 “Cristobales” 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.


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Inventive, absorbing and beautifully written. --Daily Mail

An outstanding read... a funny, moving and poignant exploration of identity, home, family and freedom. --Daily Express

A book as extraordinary as it is memorable. Jordi Puntí already belongs to the noble tradition of the great storytellers. --David Morán, Rock de Lux

A conjuring trick. Incomparible literature. --El Pais

Lost Luggage is an astonishing literary artefact. Marvellous. --El Mundo

It's the combination of straight-down-the-line storytelling with Jordi's ingenious inflections in the language and structure that make Lost Luggage feel so rebellious... a novel so engaging, with such a forward-driving narrative that despite its 500-odd pages you feel you could get through it in 90 minutes... [Puntí is a] tactical mastermind in Barcelona s literary scene. --Dazed & Confused

The best contemporary prose available. --El Periódico

Pure life, intense and passionate. A thorough and precise creation, very near perfection... one can only surrender to the utter force of the story. --Qué Leer

The best contemporary prose available --El Periódico

Pure life, intense and passionate. A thorough and precise creation, very near perfection… one can only surrender to the utter force of the story --Qué Leer

The best contemporary prose available --El Periódico

Pure life, intense and passionate. A thorough and precise creation, very near perfection… one can only surrender to the utter force of the story --Qué Leer

About the Author

Jordi Punti was born near Barcelona, Spain in 1967 and is a writer, translator and a regular contributor to the Spanish and Catalan press. Punti is considered one of the most promising new voices of contemporary Catalan literature. In 1998 he published his first book of short stories, Pell d armadillo (Proa, 1998) which won the Serra d Or Critics Prize. Lost Luggage is his first novel.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1017 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Short Books (6 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B067EY8
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #44,185 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars hooked into it 2 Jan. 2014
Format:Paperback
Lost Luggage is a fairly big paperback book. I found Lost Luggage a remarkable astonishing novel that was impossible to put down. This novel gives the account of Gabriel Delacruz Exposito a father that leads an extraordinary unfaithful life. Gabriel has four sons are all named the same Christof, Christophe, Christopher and Cristofol. Each son has different mothers from different parts of Europe in Frankfurt, Paris, London and Barcelona. Each time he had a son he would disappear and never see his sons again. Their father was linked by their mother from driving a truck that took him to one side of Europe to the other. The fourth city which he went to was Barcelona. Each time he said his farewell it was almost like he rehearsed it. Nobody was spared any pain and heartbreak and certainly not any of his sons he left behind each time. The three brother physically are alike, But their mothers are not. All of the four sons have the same memory of their father for the last time. With their father disappeared it had been thirty years with a blurry image of him. The four brothers get together and decided to find their father. They wanted to know where he is?. Who is he?.and ask for an explanation as the brother all recognised that their father was a compulsive liar. I highly recommend this work of literary fiction to everyone because Jordi Punti is a brilliant storyteller. I hope that many reader will buy Lost Luggage and enjoy it as much as I have. Review from ireadnovels.wordpress.com
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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautifully written story 10 Nov. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Lost Luggage by author Jordi Puntí has a fascinating premise. It is the complex story of four half-brothers, all with derivatives of the name Christopher, who never knew each other existed until their father went missing many years before. When one of the brothers learns about the others, he summons them altogether and they meet for the first time. Together, they unite to unravel their father, and their family secrets.

The story sweeps readers into major cities of Europe - Paris, Barcelona, Frankfurt, and London. It is no surprise that this novel won numerous prestigious awards in Spain. It is a sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, sometimes painful family saga. A truly enchanting story, well worth reading! Very highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Unusual book 1 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I quite enjoyed this book. It was well written and kept me wanting to find out what happened in the end.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Original.... 13 April 2015
Format:Kindle Edition
An original story line that, sadly, fails to pack the punch that it could have.

The four brothers lack the same interest and vitality as their father and his contemporaries at La Iberica. As such, it feels like trudging through mud when given the opportunity to meet them.
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