GRIPPING, UNCOMFORTABLE DEBUT STORY COLLECTION | 2011 | 108 pp |
Powerful, rawly disturbing stories with unconventional female protagonists
In her celebrated debut collection, Vera Giaconi presents a gritty cast of female characters who grapple with the limits of perversity, sanity and love. With an brilliantly controlled razor-sharp style and an austic, yet compassive voice, Giaconi uncovers the open wounds surging beneath our flat and ordinary lives.
Spanish language original · English sample available
“Her writing could explode at any time”
“A surprising, complex and disquieting universe”
—Edmundo Paz Soldán
“An exceptional first collection of stories”
“The new great discovery from Argentina, along with Samanta Schweblin and Mariana Enríquez”
—El Mercurio de Chile
The daughter of political exiles from the Uruguayan dictatorship, Vera Giaconi knocks down the myth of ordinary life as a safe and comfortable place.
With only two stories collections —Carne viva (Eterna Cadencia, 2011), and Seres queridos (Finalist of the Rivera del Duero Award 2016; Anagrama, 2017)—, she is widely considered to be one of the most prominent Latin American voices of her generation.