Intrusive Skin

 

Intrusive Skin

by YANINA ROSENBERG


A universe opening up into brief, flashing moments of strangeness, wonder and turmoil

 
 

A man lovingly touches the leafy body of his sleepy wife, suddenly covered with daisy flowers and grass. While he is captivated by her new corporeal form, she refuses to look at herself, and tensions reemerge in their family; staring at a sumptuous butterfly on the wall, a woman calls her ex-husband and tries to convince him to genetically modify their daughter’s body in order to make her more loving and caring; A mother rashly takes her son to a hotel after being told by the school headmistress that he tried to set his classmates on fire— yet she knows this is not her real son....

In her gripping debut collection, Yanina Rosenberg subtly instills fantastic elements within a fragile, distorted reality. Her stories will rattle, push and pull readers to the brink of anxiety, driving them to search for the unknown within the text.

With INTRUSIVE SKIN [La piel intrusa], Rosenberg has joined the prominent wave of bold, female short-story authors from Argentina, deploying a strong, personal voice often compared to Mariana Enríquez or Samanta Schweblin.

 

BOOK DETAILS

  • Debut novel
  • Published in 2019, 152 pages
  • Spanish language
  • Original title: La piel intrusa

RIGHTS SOLD

  • World Spanish: Páginas de Espuma, 2019

PRAISE

"Awarded short stories engaging with issues that are central to feminism today" —EL CULTURAL

Rosenberg masterfully balances the state of fear and unease, intriguing the reader page after page— LA RAZÓN

“Uncanny stories from a writer of substance whose imagination takes us through unpleasant terrain, rife with everyday evil” —LUISA VALENZUELA

“Short stories that range from uncanny realism to science fiction, all of which share a nightmarish, dark tone” —LA NACIÓN

“Yanina Rosenberg observes where others simply look and stops at places that others rush by” —Winston Manrique, WMAGAZÍN

AWARDS

AWARDED SECOND PRIZE BY THE FUNDACIÓN EL LIBRO FOUNDATION

 
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

JUAN MANUEL ROBLES - KALPA LITERARY AGENCY

Yanina Rosenberg is the author of Intrusive Skin (La piel intrusa, Páginas de Espuma, 2018), a delicate, uncanny story collection, which won second prize at the Concurso Fundación El Libro award. The jury, comprised of distinguished authors such as Luisa Valenzuela, Abelardo Castillo, Antonio Skármeta, Pablo De Santis and Daniel Divinsky, agreed that: “Two key qualities jump off the page: subtle eroticism, and a careful nod towards science fiction. Every story is original; they are both unsettling and alluring.”

Her bold, poetic stories have extensively been published by international media such as Granta Magazine, Diario Perfil, Revista Ñ/Clarín, winning several literary prizes in Argentina, Perú and Spain.

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Rosenberg masterfully balances the state of fear and unease, intriguing the reader page after page
— LA RAZÓN

 

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