It Would Be Night in Caracas (Paperback)
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It Would Be Night in Caracas (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 17/10/2019
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An urgent literary phenomenon sold in over 22 languages before publication, a gripping tale of one woman's desperate battle to survive the dangerous, sometimes deadly, turbulence of modern Venezuela.

In Caracas, Venezuela, Adelaida Falcon stands over an open grave. Alone, except for harried undertakers, she buries her mother - the only family Adelaida has ever known.

Numb with grief, Adelaida returns to the apartment they shared. Outside her window tear gas rains down on protesters in the streets. When looters masquerading as revolutionaries take over her apartment, Adelaida resists and is beaten up. This marks the beginning of a fight for survival in a country that has disintegrated into violence and anarchy, where citizens are increasingly pitted against each other.

From a powerful, new voice, It Would Be Night in Caracas is a chilling reminder of how quickly the world we know can crumble.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008359911
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'There is, in Sainz Borgo's evocative, nightmarish descriptions, echoes of the dystopian world of The Handmaid's Tale...this is a worthy and timely novel that will appeal to readers who want to learn more about a very troubled country' Irish Times

'This is her first work of fiction, although the parallels between the lives of author and character lend an air of autobiographical truth to this powerful and disturbing story' TRIPFICTION.COM

'A gripping novel about a young woman raised in a prosperous Venezuela who must now contend with a disintegrating country where she waits in bread lines every day and is unable to protect her apartment from looters' New York Post

'A lyrical and intense exploration of grief, loss and survival, this is an extraordinary debut full of rich language that lingers in the mind' Buzz Magazine

'Borgo's writing is visceral and vivid, her narrative gripping. Her novel effectively humanises the horrors taking place on the streets of Caracas through the story of one woman...Publishers' lists are full of dystopian fiction, often depicting post-apocalyptic events, but if you want to see what a real dystopia looks like, this is it. In the here and now' Life in Books

'The next literary sensation' El Mundo

'This novel comes from the future' La Vanguardia

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TripFiction

“Novel set in VENEZUELA”

Venezuela is disintegrating. The rule of law has long disappeared and nobody is safe. Tear gas rains down on the streets.

Adelaida Falcon has just buried her mother, and returns home alone to the Caracas apartment... More

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“Uncomfortable”

I will be honest – I had a problem with this book. If you read it on the one level of a single woman struggling against an unnamed political (of whatever persuasion) regime which has taken over her country that is one... More

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TheBookTrail

“Translated fiction set in Venezuela”

Sometimes a novel comes along which floors you with its language, subject matter and voice. This is a novel about loss. Loss of a country, the death of a country you love as it slides into lawlessness and a woman... More

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