The Body Where I Was Born

by Nettel, Guadalupe
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ISBN: 9781609805265
Used - Hardcover - 9781609805265

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The first novel to appear in English by one of the most talked-about and critically acclaimed writers of new Mexican fiction.

From a psychoanalyst's couch, the narrator looks back on her bizarre childhood--in which she was born with an abnormality in her eye into a family intent on fixing it. In a world without the time and space for innocence, the narrator intimately recalls her younger self--a fierce and discerning girl open to life's pleasures and keen to its ruthless cycle of tragedy.

With raw language and a brilliant sense of humor, both delicate and unafraid, Nettel strings together hard-won, unwieldy memories--taking us from Mexico City to Aix-en-Provence, France, then back home again--to create a portrait of the artist as a young girl. In these pages, Nettel's art of storytelling transforms experience into inspiration and a new startling perception of reality.

"Nettel's rise to a tension, subtle but persistent, that immerses us in an uncomfortable reality, disquieting, even disturbing--a gaze that illuminates her prose like an alien sun shining down on our world." --Valeria Luiselli, author of Sidewalks and Faces in the Crowd

"It has been a long time since I've found in the literature of my generation a world as personal and untransferable as that of Guadalupe Nettel." --Juan Gabriel V squez, author of The Sound of Things Falling

"Nettel reveals the subliminal beauty within beings...and painstakingly examines the intimacies of her soul." --Magazine Litt raire

"Guadalupe Nettel's storytelling power is majestic."--Typographical Era

In Praise of Natural Histories

"Five flawless stories..." --The New York Times

"Nettel's stories are as atmospheric and emotionally battering as Checkhov's."--Asymptote

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Author: Nettel, Guadalupe
  • ISBN: 9781609805265
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 8.30 x 0.80
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • Publication Year: 2015

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