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"In contemporary Argentine literature, Paradises is an almost perfect novel."--Tonica Albert Camus's The Outsider reimagined with a female lead in in twenty-first-century Buenos Aires. Recently widowed, a young woman leaves the countryside for Buenos Aires with her four-year-old son where she seeks to build a new life for herself. She finds work in the zoo and moves into the human zoo of a squatted tower block at the invitation of one of its residents, to whom she acts as nurse, giving morphine injections. Iosi Havilio's captivating voice has brought him cult status in Argentina.
"An ambiguous tale that verges on dark comedy. . . . With skill and subtlety, the novel hints that a whole society might labor under an illusion of liberty."--"The Economist"
When her partner disappears, a young woman drifts towards Open Door, a small town in the Argentinean Pampas named after its psychiatric hospital. She finds herself living with an aging ranch-hand, although a local girl also proves irresistible . . .
Iosi Havilio bursts onto the Argentine literary scene after
"Open Door" was highly praised by some of the country's most
influential critics and writer, including Beatriz Sarlo and Rodolfo
?Listening to stories gives you many lives, telling them dims loneliness." ?Marcela Serrano
Nine Chilean women from vastly different backgrounds have been brought together by their beloved therapist, Natasha, to talk about their lives and help each other heal. From a teenage computer whiz confronting her sexual identity, to a middle-aged recluse who prefers the company of her dog over that of most humans, the women don't have much in common on the surface. And yet as they tell their stories, unlikely common threads are discovered, bonds are formed, and lives are transformed. The women represent the many cultural, racial, and social groups that modern Chile is composed of?from housekeeper to celebrity television personality?and together their stories form a pastiche that is at times achingly sad, and at other times funny and inspiring. This is an intricately woven, beautifully rendered tale of the universal bonds between women from one of Latin America's most celebrated novelists.
TV producer Farrell Slater's job at Key News hangs in the balance when she fails to convince her boss to broadcast the story of the auctioning of the legendary Faberge Moon Egg...
A woman haunted by dreams of her dead mother. An adulterous couple stepping over the line where the initial excitement ends and the pain begins. A widow visiting a Scottish village in search of her husband's past, and instead discovers unsettling truths about a total stranger. The ten miraculously stories in Alice Munro's latest collection not only astonish and delight but also convey the unspoken mysteries at the heart of all human experience. That mastery--the almost numinous ability to say the unsayable--makes this book a genuine literary event.
Lainey waits for her husband, Jay, to recover from a coma. Through her ordeal, she is sustained by her relationships with two special women, each of whom teaches her about friendship and the power of hope...
It is the early 1960s and Natalie Marx is stunned when her mother inquires about vacationing at a Vermont hotel and is refused because her family is Jewish. So begins Natalie's fixation with the Inn and the family who owns it. And when Natalie finagles an invitation to join a friend on vacation there, she sets herself upon a path that will link her adult life to this peculiar family and their once restricted hotel.
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