After the Winter - MacLehose Press Editions (Paperback)
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After the Winter - MacLehose Press Editions (Paperback)

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"I envy how naturally she makes use of language; her resistance to ornamentation and artifice; and the almost stoic fortitude with which she dispenses her profound and penetrating knowledge of human nature. What's more, in this novel, she has impeccable syntactic control, and her ear is sharper than ever before" Valeria Luiselli, Guernica

A shy young Mexican woman moves to Paris to study literature. Cecilia has few friends, and a morbid fascination with watching the funerals taking place in Pere-Lachaise cemetery outside her apartment. She suddenly strikes up a close relationship with her neighbour, a sickly young man who shares her interest in death and believes we can communicate with the dead. After coming to entirely depend on him for company and routine, Cecilia is left devastated by his decision to go to Sicily for his health, and is left alone in an unfriendly city once more.

Claudio, meanwhile, lives in New York with the submissive, quiet, but very wealthy Ruth. She makes few demands of him, while acquiescing to all his desires and indulging his obsessive, misogynistic nature. He meets Cecilia by chance when visiting a friend in Paris and their two very different worlds collide with transformative consequences.

With startling intensity, humour and insight, Nettel conjures a dark fable about obsession, denial and our modern ability to reach out across the globe in search of love.

Translated from the Spanish by Rosalind Harvey

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9780857055101
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 326 g
Dimensions: 215 x 168 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Nettel transfixes with this insightful and painfully poignant novel, which examines the bonds between people, the degrees of intimacy and commitment we allow ourselves and the toll that isolation can take on the soul. -- Alastair Mabbott * Glasgow Herald. *
Nettel creates marvellous parallels between the sorrows and follies of her human characters and the creatures they live with. -- Carmela Ciuraru * New York Times. *
The gaze [Nettel] turns on madnesses both temperate and destructive, on manias, on deviances, is so sharp that it has us seeing straight into our own obsessions. -- Xavier Hussein * Le Monde. *
Guadalupe Nettel is one of the most interesting voices of the new Mexican fiction. -- J.A. Masoliver Rodenas * La Vanguardia. *
The career of this young storyteller is worth keeping an eye on. A master of style, with a marvelous poetic naturalism, her ideas and manners distinguish her from what we are accustomed to in Mexican literature. -- Joaquin Marco * El Cultural. *

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“a novel evocative of Cuba, Mexico. New York, but Paris stands out!”

After The Winter by Guadalupe Nettel, a novel evocative of Cuba, Mexico. New York, but Paris stands out!

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