The Body Where I Was Born (Paperback)

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By Guadalupe Nettel, J.T. Lichtenstein (Translated by)
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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.

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"Nettel’s work is spare, smart, and captivating..." --Kate Schatz in
Product Details
ISBN: 9781609807511
ISBN-10: 1609807510
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication Date: July 25th, 2017
Pages: 176
Language: English