The Body Where I Was Born (Paperback)

Staff Pick Logo
The Body Where I Was Born Cover Image
On Our Shelves Now
1 on hand, as of Jun 22 9:45am

Staff Reviews

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781609807511
ISBN-10: 1609807510
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication Date: July 25th, 2017
Pages: 176
Language: English